The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/31/2019


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 Quote: Claims that Bill Murray said, “So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if they lie to us it’s politics.”

Claim by Viral Quote: Claims that John Adams said, “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt.”

 rating: False

Claim: “Racially motivated patterns of voter suppression are responsible for Stacey Abrams not being governor of Georgia right now.”

Claim by Facebook post: “Antifa Fascist Fangirl Tulsi Gabbard posing with Evan Duke, leader of Portland Antifa and Occupy ICE.”

Claim by Joe Biden: “I entered as one of the poorest men in Congress, left one of the poorest men in government, in Congress and as vice president.”

 rating: Mostly True

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Claim by Multiple sources: Hong Kong schoolgirl waves a ‘free HIV test’ flag

Claim by Twitter user R Rajagopalan: PM Modi and Russian President Putin will attend Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu in January 2020

Claim by Facebook Posts: This Video Is Taken From Sarvodaya Mandir, Ghatkopar, Mumbai

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