The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/24/2019


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 Donald Trump: Says of intelligence community whistleblower who reportedly raised concerns about interactions between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, “It’s a partisan whistleblower.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “What wasn’t perfect is the horrible thing that Joe Biden said. And now he made a lie when he said he never spoke to his son. I mean, give me a break. He’s already said he spoke to his son.”

Washington Post
 rating: Not the Whole Story

Claim by Donald Trump: “Somebody ought to look into Joe Biden’s statement, because it was disgraceful, where he talked about billions of dollars that he’s not giving to a certain country unless a certain prosecutor is taken off the case.”

Washington Post
 rating: Not the Whole Story

Claim by viral quote: claims that Kamala Harris said, “Our military are soulless cowards. Their budget must be cut.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Youth died after falling off Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka

Claim by Shireen Mazari: Indian security forces are cutting down apple trees in Kashmir

Times of India
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Hong Kong school makes students dress as pro-democracy protesters

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