The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/05/2019


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 Viral Quote: Claims Harry Truman said, “If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I heard Rick Scott today say that was a perfect conversation. How can they impeach him on that conversation?”

 rating: Did not say perfect

Claim by Donald Trump: “This is an exact word-for-word transcript of the conversation, taken by very talented stenographers.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Trump said a new book wrongly claims that he “wanted sharp spikes at the top (of his border wall) so if anyone gets it it goes piercing through their skin.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Two reporters from the Washington Post” wrote a book on Trump’s immigration policies.

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple Sources: Protest against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in Saudi Arabia for atrocities against Indian Muslims

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by multiple sources: Video proves Philippine channel ABS-CBN to be shut down

Claim by Multiple sources: Ferdinand Marcos holds national record for bar exam

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