The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/22/2019


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: Says Trump told Fox News “the Democrats can subpoena me and my administration for the next 10, 15, 20 years and we will never capitulate. They need to face the fact that I am in charge, this is my country and I will do as I please, they have no control over me. The people suppor…

Claim by Bloggers: Quotes Winston Churchill as saying “Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.”

 rating: False

Claim by Social media posts: President Donald Trump “just donated $1 MILLION of his own money to the Bahamas Relief Fund.”
 rating: No Evidence

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 Cecil Roberts: “There are 1,600 new coal-fired power plants being constructed as I speak around the world.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple Sources: Photo of recent violence in Indian-administered Kashmir after Delhi scrapped Article 370

AFP Fact Check
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Multiple sources: Indonesian rally demanding independence referendum in Aceh

Claim by Multiple sources: Rwanda’s President Kagame suggests South Africa be expelled from the African Union

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