The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/23/2019

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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 The New York Times labeled Tulsi Gabbard a “right-wing extremist.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I always thought if you’re going in, keep the oil. Same thing here. Keep the oil.”

PolitiFact rating: That would be illegal


Claim by Brett McGurk: “President Trump has sent 14,000 American troops to the (Middle East) region since May. So he can’t tell his political rallies that he’s getting troops out of endless wars when he’s sending 14 times the amount back into the region.”

Claim by Nikki Fried: “Hemp has 25,000-35,000 known usages. That means it is going to be something that will replace plastics, and styrofoam and concrete.”

Claim by Association of Mature American Citizens: AARP backed “federal funding for Planned Parenthood.”

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Claim by Social media users: BJP MLA from Haryana, Bakshish Singh Virk, said EVMs have been tampered to ensure his party’s victory

Claim: Knife crime has soared to a record high.

Full Fact
rating: Correct, for England and Wales, though comparable data only goes back to 2011 and there are some data issues.


Claim by Sudarshan News: Asaduddin Owaisi Danced After Kamlesh Tiwari’s Murder

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