The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/19/2019

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The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt)


Claim by Facebook posts: “Beto O’Rourke wants to confiscate guns because he can’t buy one himself due to his criminal record.”

Claim by Tom Barrett: Milwaukee has less taxing power than most similar cities and is the only U.S. city of 400,000 or more “that does not have a sales tax or local income tax.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Half True


Claim by Joe Biden: “The Obama-Biden Administration did not conduct workplace raids—in fact, it ended them.”

Claim by Viral photo: A photo of a musician with wet pants has been misidentified as showing Beto O’Rourke.

FactCheck.org
 rating: False


Claim by PJ Media: “New York Times Now Admits New Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Times did not retract


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: ‘Ghost fire’ burning at a cemetery in Malaysia

AFP Fact Check
 rating: Misleading


Claim by Facebook user Sohan Lal Sharma: Akshay Kumar makes statement about Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of Hong Kong protesters who caused MTR derailment in September 2019

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