The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 12/21/2018


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: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau transferred control of the Canadian border to the United Nations.

Claim by Vladimir Putin: “… We know the largest American base has existed on Okinawa for a long time, for a decade now … the Governor of Okinawa is against … its expansion. He’s against it … And the people who live there are against it.”

Claim by Vladimir Putin: “Sirkpal, thank God, is alive. Nevertheless, there are a bunch of sanctions against Russia …This is a politicized Russophobic approach. It is a pretext, nothing more than a pretext to organize another attack on Russia.” rating: False

Claim: Tooka Pizinistee will be the first woman to lead a muslamic congregation in the U.S.

Claim by Multiple Sources: A newly discovered species of amphibian was named “Dermophis Donaldtrumpi” as an unflattering reference to the U.S. President.


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