The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/06/2019


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 Social media posts: Ihlan Omar Proposes Nationwide Ban on ‘Unhealthy and Immoral’ Bacon

Claim by Donald Trump: “As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP.”

 rating: Not a coup

Claim by Viral image: Red Bull contains bull sperm.

 rating: False

Claim by Social media posts: If Democrats “impeach Trump and the Senate doesn’t confirm it then it nullifies Trump’s first term and he gets to run two more times.”
 rating: False

Claim by Florida Democratic Party: “$575 billion cut from Medicare in Trump’s proposed 2020 budget.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Pappu Singh: False claim that Shivraj Singh Chouhan faked injury on both hands.

Times of India
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: British tourist bitten by Muslims in Pottuvil

Claim by Facebook page HSM Publishers: Photo showing the moment after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination

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