The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/09/2019

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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 Viral Image: claims that Kevin McCarthy said, “There are no mass shootings in Japan because there are no video games.”

Claim by Ron Johnson: “President Trump wants to dig up dirt on his 2020 opponent, what he wants is he wants an accounting of what happened in 2016. Who set him up? Did things spring from Ukraine?”

Washington Post
 rating: No evidence


Claim by Donald Trump: “Sleepy Joe said he never spoke to the Ukrainian company, and then the picture came out where he was playing golf with the company boss and Hunter.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Minneapolis “city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs” related to a Trump rally, “more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a 2009 Target Center health care rally held by President Bar…

Claim by Shelley Moore Capito: “A study shows that households neighboring West Virginia could be on the hook for upwards of $70,000 in the first year alone under the Green New Deal!”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo shows a Hong Kong church sheltering “rioters”

Claim by Multiple sources: Malaysian government announces allowance for practising polygamy


Claim by Aitzaz Ahsan: Young woman burnt alive by RSS mob

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