The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/02/2019

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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 House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff could be eligible for “arrest for treason.”

PolitiFact
 rating: No way, experts agree


Claim by Facebook posts: Says El Chapo “stated in court” that James Comey helped launder $150 million “cartel money for Pelosi.”

Claim by Richard Ojeda: The United States is “#1 in oil consumption” in the world.

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly True


Claim by Donald Trump: Whistleblower rules were changed to allow a complaint alleging misconduct by the president to be forwarded to Congress based only on secondhand information.

FactCheck.org
 rating: False


Claim by Jim Justice: “Our WV highways rank 16th in the country in a national survey of highway systems, up 20 spots from last year’s ranking! This ranking affirms all the hard work we’ve done, and that we continue to do, fixing our state’s roads.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Social Media: Kids in convent school in India performing provocative dance

Alt News
 rating: False

Claim: An extension to the date of Brexit would cost £1 billion a month.

Full Fact
rating: Wrong. An extension of a few months would cost no more than leaving with a deal in October 2019, which is still the government’s publicly stated policy.


Claim by Social media: Image showing books on Narendra Modi and Adolf Hitler placed together

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