The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/09/2019

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 Image: claims to show a tweet by Morgan Freeman that reads, “We should have a holiday called Space Day where all lights around the world are shut off for the whole night to reduce light pollution so we can see the galaxy.”

Claim by Facebook posts: “People with pre-existing mental health conditions have access to firearms and not health care.”

Claim by Viral meme: “So Elizabeth Warren was asked about Mollie Tibbetts being murdered by an illegal immigrant….. Her reply was: ‘I know this is hard for her family, but they have to remember that we need to focus on real problems like illegal immigrants not being able to see their kids'”
 rating: False

Claim by Cory Booker: “We have had more people die in America [from gun violence] in my lifetime than in every single war combined.”

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Claim by FB User: Jodi Graesser: Flu shots make people contagious

Claim by Multiple Sources: Kids carry out armed robbery in India’s Mumbai

Claim by Multiple sources: Video shows temple bell being stolen by Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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