The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/08/2019


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 Adam Schiff: “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”

Claim by Memes and videos: Memes and videos suggest that New York City will impose a $250,000 fine on anyone who uses the term “illegal alien.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Donald Trump: “The Democrat plans for socialized medicine will not just put doctors and hospitals out of business, they will also deny your treatment and everything that you need.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Rep. Adam Schiff was “complicit in EDITING AND COMPOSING THE ‘WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT’ BEFORE IT WAS FILED.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Says Democratic proposals for universal health care “would totally obliterate Medicare” adding that “whether it’s single-payer or the so-called public option … they want to raid Medicare to fund a thing called socialism.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of climate march protesters in Toronto

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Iranian TV censors women’s sports

Claim by Social Media: Hindu woman beaten by Muslim husband in Assam

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