The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/01/2019


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 Facebook posts: Says Republican Gov. Phil Scott “just voted to impeach President Trump.”

Claim by Viral quote: claims that Italian political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli once stated, “Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”

Claim by Viral image: Claims that the image shows Greta Thunberg posing with George Soros.

Check Your Fact
 rating: False

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “We are 100% funded at the grassroots level.”

Washington Post
 rating: Two Pinocchios

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “We’re 100% grassroots-funded.”

Washington Post
 rating: Two Pinocchios

International Fact Checks

Claim by multiple sources: Magazine cover declaring Greta Thunberg to be one of the world’s highest-paid activists.

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Shaikh Azeem: Dangerous conspiracy. RSS man in burqa caught by masjid

Claim by multiple sources: Video of Filipino rapper being arrested

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