The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/25/2019


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 Social media posts: President Donald Trump “is asking everyone to forward this email” about a supposed “Congressional Reform Act of 2017.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says popular food and drink items such as Kraft, Pepsi and Nestle use a flavor enhancement company that “puts aborted baby fetus cells in their food and drinks.”

 rating: False

Claim by Jeremy Thiesfeldt: “The vast majority of Wisconsin students cannot even read, write, or do math at grade level.”

Claim by Mick Mulvaney: “I can prove it to you. … There was never any connection between the flow of money and the server.”
 rating: Facts Contradict His Argument

Claim by Donald Trump: “We have an obligation to investigate corruption [in Ukraine and other countries]. And that’s what it was.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Beninese attack Nigerian Embassy in Benin over border closure

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Sri Lanka UNP supporters clash

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Indonesian student ‘famous internationally’

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