The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/07/2019

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 Image: Claims the image shows trash left behind by climate change protestors at Chicago’s Hyde Park

Claim by Donald Trump: Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell read a White House-released memo of President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president and then “put out a statement that said that was the most innocent phone call he’s read.”
 rating: Exaggerates

Claim by Donald Trump: The White House-released memo on President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president was “an exact word-for-word transcript of the conversation … taken by very talented stenographers.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Monica Lewinsky tweeted that she’s “willing to take one for the team” by engaging in oral sex with President Donald Trump because, “Apparently that’s the only thing that can convince Republicans to impeach.”

Claim by Joe Biden: “We’re no longer the wealthiest middle class in the world.”

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Claim by Facebook Posts: Photograph Of Narendra Modi and Devandra Fadnavis With Chhota Rajan

Claim by Student Brexit Group: Nine out of the 11 judges who made the ruling on the suspension of parliament, receive stipends of £175,000+ from the EU.

Claim: Boris Johnson said “we have wiped out the national debt”.

Full Fact rating: There is no evidence he said this.

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