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 have spent $8 trillion on wars in the Middle East, never really wanting to win those wars.”
Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios
Claim by Viral Quote: Claims that Michelle Obama said, “White folks are what’s wrong with America.”
Check Your Fact rating: False
Claim by Viral Quote: Claims Bill Gates said, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because he will find an easy way to do it.”
CheckYourFact.com rating: False
Claim by Facebook posts: Says Chick-fil-A funds the National Christian Foundation, which “paid a preacher to go to Uganda and help their lawmakers” with a bill that would impose the death penalty for homosexuality.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim by Donald Trump: “The previous administration spent no money on [ending the AIDS epidemic] and we’re spending a lot.”
FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts
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Claim by Facebook Posts: Video Shows A Factory Of Tata Salt
Claim by Tatyana Moskalkova: “Thanks to joint efforts by the bodies of power, human rights activists and the public Maria Butina is returning home. I hope that joint efforts will secure the return home of all of our fellow citizens who are in trouble abroad.”
POLYGRAPH.info rating: False
Claim by Person: A photograph shows part of California high school curriculae about ‘Conservative vs. Liberal’ viewpoints.
Truth or Fiction? rating: Unknown
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