The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/20/2019

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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 Hillary Clinton: Between 27,000 and 200,000 Wisconsinites were “turned away” from the polls in 2016 due to lack of proper identification.

PolitiFact
 rating: Pants on Fire


Claim by Mark Perry: “Wisconsin is currently seeing an influx of new residents, Illinois is seeing an outflux.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly True


Claim by Donald Trump: Says Ilhan Omar “partied” on the anniversary of 9/11.

Claim by Donald Trump: “They were forcing you to buy lightbulbs that cost a fortune” and were “very dangerous with all of the gases.” If a lightbulb breaks, “it’s considered almost like a waste site.”

FactCheck.org
 rating: Misleading


Claim by Viral Image: Ivanka Trump’s shoe line is made in China but is exempt from tariffs.

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is Pakistan’s greatest enemy

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False


Claim by Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor: Does Australia have close to 90 days of oil reserves?

AAP FactCheck – Australian Associated Press
rating: Somewhat True – The claim is mostly accurate but there is more than one error or problem.


Claim by Multiple sources: Liberal Party of Canada plans to tax capital gains on home sales

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