The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/03/2019


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 Donald J. Trump for President: President Trump is “cutting illegal immigration in half.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Facebook: “Matt Gaetz has had numerous DUIs and his dad got him off each time. He was part of a company that had to pay 75 million in hospice fraud. They stole from dying people.”

 rating: False

Claim by Nikki Haley: Candidates who are supporting the Green New Deal are “promoting abortion in third world countries to control the population!”

Claim by Social media posts: The “rules” of the House impeachment inquiry “do not allow any witnesses to be questioned unless the question is approved by Adam Schiff.”
 rating: False

Claim by The Palmer Report: claimed that President Donald Trump was golfing while the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound took place.


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Claim by Social media users: Video/image of Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray visiting Ajmer Dargah after Maharastra polls

Claim by Multiple sources: Indigenous students were shot due to overcrowding at a Mohawk residential school in 1943

Claim by Natural News: NASA admits that climate change occurs because of changes in Earth’s solar orbit

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