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 Michael Bloomberg: “No other city in America did what (New York) did. We reduced murders by 50%, reduced police shootings to historic lows, reduced the number of people incarcerated by nearly 40%.” PolitiFact rating: Mostly True New York crime did drop when 2020 hopeful Michael Bloomberg was mayor, but he claims too much credit Claim by Donald Trump: “Breaking News: The President of Ukraine has just again announced that President Trump has done nothing wrong with respect to Ukraine and our interactions or calls.” PolitiFact rating: Not what Zelensky said Trump mischaracterizes Ukrainian president’s comments from new interview Claim by Social media posts: Facebook posts claim that a photo shows Rep. Adam Schiff sitting with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. FactCheck.org rating: False Photo Manipulated to Show Schiff With Epstein Claim by Viral Meme: An image shared on Facebook alleges that the Trump administration currently has no White House chief of staff, defense secretary, interior secretary or United Nations ambassador. The administration also lacks directors for the Secret Service, […]

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