The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/12/2019


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: “We were supposed to be in Syria for 30 days.”
 rating: False

Claim by Glenn Grothman: Millionaires are eligible for food stamps, but “Donald Trump came along and decided to put a stop to it.”

 rating: True

Claim by Viral image: George Soros’s son is married to Adam Schiff’s sister.

Claim by Viral image: Nancy Pelosi diverted “$2.4 billion from Social Security to cover impeachment costs.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says the Obamas are connected to the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.

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Claim: The average term of a government since the Second World War is 3.7 years.

Full Fact
rating: Correct if you count the current government, which is still in office. Looking only at completed governments, the mean average is 3.8 years and the median is 4.1 years.

Claim by Facebook page: Video shows police using tear gas on protesters in Kashmir

Claim by Social media: Video of ‘terrorists captured by Vidisha police’

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