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 Elizabeth Warren: “It’s time for a wealth tax in America. I have heard there are some billionaires who don’t support this plan… All we are saying is when you make it big, pitch in two cents so everyone else gets a chance to make it.”
Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios
Claim by Facebook posts: Says “Russia donated 0$ to Donald Trump. Russia donated 145.000.000$ to the Clinton Foundation.”
Claim by Tucker Carlson: Says Marie Yovanovitch was “dishonest” when she claimed under oath that she never personally responded to an email from a Democratic staffer. But “in fact, it turns out that she did respond.”
Claim by Donald Trump: “In 2016, the Department of Labor predicted that Americans would continue dropping out of the workforce in record numbers.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Claim by Facebook posts: Says a zip tie attached a car is a sex trafficking tactic to mark women as a target and abduct them.
International Fact Checks
Claim by Multiple sources: Minister S.B. Dissanayake deploys thugs to kill UNP supporter
AFP Fact Check rating: False
Claim by Facebook user Pradeep Sharma: Former US President Barack Obama works in a hotel now
Times of India rating: False
Claim by Multiple sources: A convict is to be released after surviving lethal injection three times
AFP Fact Check rating: Satire
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