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

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 Donald Trump: “When I took over our military, we didn’t have ammunition. I was told by a top general — maybe the top of them all — ‘Sir, I’m sorry. Sir, we don’t have ammunition.’ “

Claim by Ron Johnson: “Republican policies have led to business investment growth that’s 10 times faster than what we saw under President Obama.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “The first so-called second hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong.”

Claim by Viral Image: claims that the image shows Donald Trump’s parents, Fred and Mary Trump, in KKK robes.

Claim by Donald Trump: “The Whistleblower’s facts have been so incorrect about my ‘no pressure’ conversation with the Ukrainian President.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Pro-Beijing politician Junius Ho waving American flag during Hong Kong protest

Claim by Multiple sources: Harvard list of its 50 most difficult courses

Claim by Jeremy Corbyn: The UK is the fifth richest country in the world.

Full Fact rating: False. In terms of total GDP, it is the sixth- or ninth-richest, depending on which measure you use. In terms of GDP per capita, it is the 20th- or 27th-richest.

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