The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/18/2019


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Claim by Joe Biden: “I would not have withdrawn the additional thousand troops who are in Iraq, which are in retreat now, being fired on by Assad’s people.”
 rating: Wrong

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “You have half a million people sleeping out on the street today.”

Washington Post
 rating: Exaggerated

Claim by Rand Paul: “Most people below $50,000 don’t pay any income tax. The top 1 percent in our country pay 40%.”

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “So the data show that we have had a lot of problems with losing jobs, but the principal reason has been bad trade policy.”

Claim by Andrew Yang: Automation puts millions of jobs at risk.

 rating: It helps and hurts

International Fact Checks

Claim by Facebook user Sumit Sareen: Man set his car on fire in Mathura over Rs 35000 challan

Claim by Facebook Posts: Photograph Shows Emergency Road Constructed In Japan Within 24 Hours

Claim by Dr Chris Ifediora: Of the roughly 14,000 Nigerian women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, just over 8,000 will die.

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