The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/28/2019


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: “A lot of people are talking about” the removal of a “very fair prosecutor” in Ukraine.

Claim by Viral image: Andy Rooney wrote a long commentary defending prayer and Christianity in the United States.

 rating: False

Claim by West Virginia Republican Party: “Women’s unemployment has been lower under President Trump than it’s been in nearly 70 years.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Europe and other nations” are “not” contributing to Ukraine. “Why is it only the United States putting up the money? … Germany, France, other countries should put up money.”
 rating: False

Claim by Viral image: Marcus Aurelius said, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

 rating: False

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