The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/28/2019


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 Viral image: Donald Trump said, “Make no mistake: They’re not after me. They are after you; your guns, your Christian values, your freedom. I’m just in their way.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Says his impeachment is a “coup.”

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Donald Trump: “The previous administration spent no money on [ending the AIDS epidemic] and we’re spending a lot.”
 rating: Distorts the Facts

Claim by Viral image: Ann Landers said, “At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think. At age 60, we discover that they have not been thinking of us at all.”

Claim by Viral Post: claims that actor Tom Selleck “praised” Donald Trump in a “meeting” with Breitbart

International Fact Checks

Claim by Whatsapp Message: Forest Officials Killed Deer in the Sundarbans, West Bengal

 rating: False

Claim by Social media users: Video of cops shooting down students protesting against privatisation

Claim by Multiple sources: Ontario driver’s licence photo with niqab

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2 Comments on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/28/2019

  1. Moo Lee Yom // November 7, 2019 at 12:07 am //

    Another left leaning site filled with nonsense. Trump’s accuses of “coup” and you report as “pants on fire”?? Have you researched the work of Barr & Durham? At least put a footnote…waiting for these reports to confirm “pants on fire” All this just because you don’t like our President!

  2. Media Bias Fact Check // November 7, 2019 at 7:18 am //

    We did not rate it Pants on Fire. Politifact did. We are merely sharing the fact checks of the day. You should contact Politifact.

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