The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/10/2019


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 Shelley Moore Capito: “On average, one person dies by suicide every 22 hours in West Virginia.”

Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: “Tens of thousands” of people leave New York every week

Claim by Donald Trump: Said of the findings in a case against his charitable foundation: “All they found was incredibly effective philanthropy and some small technical violations, such as not keeping board minutes.”
 rating: Spins the Facts

Claim by Facebook posts: Says President Barack Obama was “furious” that he was caught on camera holding a pro-Muslim book.

 rating: False

Claim by Facebook posts: On Sept. 5, 1993, “Vince Foster went to Fort Marcy Park and shot himself 3 times in the back of the head to avoid testifying against Hillary Clinton.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Philippine actress Shaina Magdayao dies of hypothyroid disease

Claim by multiple sources: Eating a no-sugar diet, hot lemon water, coconut oil cure cancer

Claim by Multiple sources: Prabowo Subianto, Indonesia’s new defense minister, controls state intelligence, military and national police
Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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