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Claim by Joe Biden: “I would not have withdrawn the additional thousand troops who are in Iraq, which are in retreat now, being fired on by Assad’s people.”
FactCheck.org rating: Wrong
Claim by Bernie Sanders: “You have half a million people sleeping out on the street today.”
Washington Post rating: Exaggerated
Claim by Rand Paul: “Most people below $50,000 don’t pay any income tax. The top 1 percent in our country pay 40%.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “So the data show that we have had a lot of problems with losing jobs, but the principal reason has been bad trade policy.”
Washington Post rating: Two Pinocchios
Claim by Andrew Yang: Automation puts millions of jobs at risk.
PolitiFact rating: It helps and hurts
International Fact Checks
Claim by Facebook user Sumit Sareen: Man set his car on fire in Mathura over Rs 35000 challan
Times of India rating: False
Claim by Facebook Posts: Photograph Shows Emergency Road Constructed In Japan Within 24 Hours
BoomLive rating: False
Claim by Dr Chris Ifediora: Of the roughly 14,000 Nigerian women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, just over 8,000 will die.
Africa Check rating: Understated/exaggerated
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