Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/1/2019

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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 Facebook posts: Says CNN called Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an “unarmed father of three.”

Claim by Rush Limbaugh: Says House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump “doesn’t feature the opposition party, it doesn’t feature cross-examination.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims Barack Obama has signed a $90 million deal with Netflix to produce a series “about Trump’s impeachment.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Barbara Walters said Jane Fonda “betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.”

Claim by Darrell Steinberg: “90,000 Californians are unsheltered and homeless.”

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Claim by Multiple sources: Accurate comparison of Honduras’ and Switzerland’s gun laws and homicide rates

Claim by Multiple Sources: Italian journalist gives dog food to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Claim: British 65 year-olds in 2019 knew rationing.

Full Fact
rating: Unlikely. Rationing ended in July 1954, the same year most 65 year-olds were born.