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 Trump: Says “Stacey Abrams wants to give illegal aliens the right to vote.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim by Donald Trump: “Even if you listen to the very good conversation that I had — a very, very good, no-pressure, congenial conversation with the new president of Ukraine — he had some things that were not flattering to say about her [former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch]. And that came out of…
Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios
Claim by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Says Thom Tillis voted to support Trump’s emergency declaration to fund the border wall even though it would “raid $80 million from North Carolina.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Claim by Donald Trump: “We have numbers that just came out where not including taxes, the median household income for the average American has increased $5,000 in a very short time since I’ve been president.”
Claim by Viral image: “These are real ads running in New York City calling for the removal of ‘trash’ which includes white people, Trump supporters, and Christians.”
International Fact Checks
Claim by Person: Former Islamic State leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi was once imprisoned by the United States — until United States President Barack Obama released him in 2009.
Truth or Fiction? rating: Not True
Claim by YouTube channel PINOY RANDOM TV: “PWEDE NG KUMUHA NG NATIONAL ID (The National ID can now be obtained).”
Vera Files rating: Misleading
Claim by Facebook page ‘Global Hindus’ and others: Statue of Unity has attracted higher number of tourists and earned thrice Taj Mahal’s average annual turnover.
India Today rating:Mostly false