The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/22/2019


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 Viral image: A photo shows “Kurdish kids” after Turkey’s invasion.

Claim by Donald Trump: “Saudi Arabia is paying for 100 percent of the cost, including the cost of our soldiers.”

Claim by Beto O’Rourke: “To be clear, I’m not talking about confiscating anybody’s guns.”

 rating: False

Claim by Facebook posts: Says drinking a “6-ounce glass of tonic water each night before bed” will help alleviate restless legs syndrome.

Claim by Viral Image: claims that Poland refuses to allow the building of mosques until it can build a church in Saudi Arabia

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Claim by Suresh Chavhanke: Asaduddin Owaisi danced to celebrate Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder

Claim: An elderly Indonesian woman beaten for stealing corn

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Koran remains intact inside a burnt down mosque in Wamena, Indonesia’s Papua province

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