The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 10/24/2019

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: “Trump is now suing CNN over ‘pro-impeachment bias’ and he demands a ‘substantial payment.’”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I give away my presidential salary. They say that no other president has done it.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Nobody has ever done” a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day until Trump took office.
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: Took credit for making a “deal” between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds that he said “people have been trying to make” for years.
 rating: Distorts the Facts

Claim by Donald Trump: President Barack Obama tried to call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “11 times” but that “the man on the other side … did not take his call” due to a “lack of respect.”
 rating: Obama Advisers Dispute That

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Claim by multiple sources: Hong Kong activist faked attack

Claim by multiple sources: Li Ka-shing authorised pro-democracy slogan’s projection onto Hong Kong building

Claim by Zahid Siddiquie: Old image shared to tarnish Indian Army

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