The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/13/2019

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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 Mark Levin: Says the whistleblower hired “left-wing lawyers, left-wing firms, Soros involved in funding all of them.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Fact: Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its prosecutor …. Fact: the prosecutor said he was forced out for leading a corruption probe into Hunter Biden’s company. Fact: Democrats want to impeach President Trump for discussing this investigation with Ukraine’s President.”

PolitiFact
 rating: False


Claim by Facebook posts: Says Facebook now has a “witch checker.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Said California’s proposed fuel efficiency standards for cars “just aren’t doing the trick,” linking them to higher gas prices in the state.

FactCheck.org
rating: No Link Between Them


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Arson attacks on political opponents following court verdict on Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship issue by his followers

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False


Claim by Multiple Sources: Indian Army soldiers torture Muslim women in Indian-administered Kashmir

Claim by Facebook user Gayathri Sharma: Video of policeman appealing to lost child’s parents is from Nagpur

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Anonymous

As I thought. Just another truth denying liberal email blog or whatever you call yourself.

Richard

Most political bias and lies found in the MSM are biases and lies by omission…which are inherently far more difficult to detect by most Americans who have only a limited amount of time to devote to politics. Seldom, if ever, does the MSM offer viewers/readers two or more sides of an issue. There is essential only one approved narrative on every issue which is crafted by liberals who control most, if not all, of the MSM. But the political spectrum isn’t left-right anymore. It’s now about big government authoritarians (both left and right) who think more government is always the best solution vs. small government non-authoritarians who distrust centralized federal political power in a distant capitol and a growing administrative state which seeks to regulate almost everything in people’s lives.