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 Facebook posts: Says a Craigslist ad offered to pay actors to be Trump supporters for a rally.
Claim by Cindi Castilla: Texas lawmakers “left children able to be sterilized and mutilated at any point in their life” by failing to adopt a law prohibiting minors from undergoing medical or surgical gender transitions.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim by Viral meme: A viral meme identifies a White House staffer from the Obama administration as the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine.
FactCheck.org rating: False
Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: “It’s only a federal crime for the” inspector general to out a whistleblower.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Claim by Viral image: “449,000 Californians turned down jury duty because they were not citizens… but they were registered voters.”
International Fact Checks
Claim by Navjot Singh Sidhu: Wrongly claims Sikh population as 14 crores
Times of India rating: False
Claim by Social media users: Video of Bruce Lee playing ping pong with a Nunchaku
Claim by Michael Gove: There’s no way any deal will see drug prices rise or put the NHS near the table
The Conversation rating: Very probably false
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