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 Gordon Gee: “When I was here the first time around in 1980 as the president, 70% of our budget came from the state. About 12 or 13(%) comes from the state now.”
PolitiFact rating: Didn’t provide any backup
Claim by Donald Trump: President Donald Trump re-election ad said he’s “cutting illegal immigration in half.”
PolitiFact rating: False
Claim by Tulsi Gabbard: “Hillary Clinton emerged recently to claim, with no basis in fact, that I am being ‘groomed’ by the Russian government to undermine America.”
Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios
Claim by Social media posts: “Republican Matt Gaetz has had numerous DUIs and his dad got him off each time.”
FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts
Claim by Viral meme: “Never Forget–ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Held at US Prison Camp Bucca in 2009 til OBAMA WH Agreed to Let Him Go.”
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Claim by Gaurav Pradhan: Old photo of Aditya Thackeray visiting Ajmer Sharif shared with misleading claim.
Times of India rating: False
Claim by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi: Pollution in Delhi on Diwali night this year has been the lowest in five years.
Scroll.in rating: Half true
Claim by Multiple sources: A flooded classroom in Kenya, Ghana or Cameroon?
AFP Fact Check rating: Misleading
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