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: If an unmarked car tries to pull you over, you should dial 112 to confirm it’s actually a police officer because the number provides “a direct link to state trooper info,” and that “this applies in all 50 states.”
Claim by Donald Trump: According to polls “people don’t want anything to do with impeachment.”
FactCheck.org rating: Misleading
Claim by Viral image: Taco Bell is selling menudo for the month of November.
Claim by Facebook posts: Clint Eastwood called Barack Obama an “incompetent, lying, insincere, narcissistic, double-talking, socialist hypocrite, and fiscally irresponsible moron who spent eight years in the White House trying to … turn our wonderful country into a Muslim loving, socialist sh–hole like…
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
Claim by Bryan Steil: The House impeachment rules resolution “does not provide the president with due process protections that were afforded to both President Clinton and President Nixon.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
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Claim by Social media posts: Manoj Tiwari bursting firecrackers in Delhi to celebrate Diwali
Claim: This video shows accurate footage of Keir Starmer’s reaction to being questioned on Brexit.
Claim by Facebook posts: WhatsApp message claims the government is going to record, save your calls ahead Ayodhya case verdict