Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/04/2019

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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 Kaya Jones: “If the impeachment reaches the house and passes to the senate and isn’t passed the first term is nullified and Trump can run two more terms.”

Claim by Viral image: Israel started training teachers with guns, “there have only been two school shootings in 44 years and both shooters were killed by teachers.”

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Beto O’Rourke “in college drunk and pissing his pants.”

Claim by Rudy Giuliani: “There is a load of evidence that the Ukrainians created false information, that they were asked by the Obama White House to do it in January of 2016.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Biden’s son walks out of China with $1.5 billion in a fund … and he’s there for one quick meeting and he flies in on Air Force Two.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Refugees in Canada receive $3,874 each month

Claim by Twitter user Sanjay Gupta: Mahatma Gandhi with a woman

Claim by Facebook posts: Photo shows actual minutes after Gandhi’s assassination