The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/21/2019


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 viral image: Claims the image shows Ronald Reagan meeting with the Taliban in the Oval Office

Claim by Rick Scott: When Rick Scott was governor, Florida “invested record funding in HIV/AIDS prevention.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Viral meme: A meme circulation on social media claims that the Trump administration is without a defense secretary, an interior secretary, an ambassador to the United Nations and a Secret Service director.
 rating: False

Claim by Chad Bicknell: “Andrew Yang for President 2020 tonight bribed 10 families at $12,000 dollars each to vote for him. This is a blatant violation of FEC rules and is automatic disqualification to run for any office.”

 rating: We may never know

Claim by Chuck Schumer: “I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke” on a mandatory buyback of so-called assault weapons.
 rating: There Are Others

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Indian Army torture Kashmiri journalist in prison

Claim by Multiple sources: Pakistani army officer paying people to join a protest against India’s revocation of Indian-administered Kashmir’s special status

Claim: Ireland owes 865 Billion.

Full Fact
rating: FalseIreland’s national debt is worth €215 billion

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