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

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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: Other states don’t have “close to the level of burn” from wildfires as California.

Claim by Viral image: Photos from Sept. 11, 2001, show that “Donald Trump joined America’s heroes and carried victims over his shoulders down the steps of the burning World Trade Center. Obama spent the whole day sitting in the Oval Office with his feet on the desk watching basketball.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Pants on Fire


Claim by Viral image: “JFK Jr was declared the frontrunner for the NY Senate seat in 1999. Days later his plane crashed, making Hillary Clinton the newly elected senator.”

Claim by Mark Pocan: “In WI, over 79% of Title X patients rely on Planned Parenthood for their basic health care.”

Claim by Joe Gruters: “All the Democrats on the entire stage — every Democratic candidate said they want to give free health care to illegals.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing traditional Arab headdress in Saudi Arabia.

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False


Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of Africa’s oldest tortoise

Claim by Multiple sources: Trump tweet about Habesha rally

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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