The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/12/2019

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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 Rand Paul: President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president “sounds exactly like what Joe Biden did.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says House Democrats passed impeachment rules that “do not allow any witness to be called unless the witness is approved by Adam Schiff,” “do not allow involvement of the President’s legal counsel” and “do not allow any witness to be questioned unless the question is approved by…

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly False


Claim by Mike Pompeo: “Not — not — not once — not once, George, did Ambassador McKinley say something to me during that entire time period.”

Washington Post
 rating: Not the Whole Story


Claim by Viral meme: “[T]he first 3 bills introduced in the House by Democrats” sought to “impeach the president,” “ban the Electoral College” and give “$54 billion in foreign aid.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says people shouldn’t make birthday donations on Facebook because the organization can claim the donation as a tax write-off, and only has to deliver 15% of the donation to the charity organization.

International Fact Checks

Claim: The BBC used old footage of Boris Johnson laying a Remembrance wreath.

Full Fact
rating: Correct


Claim: Labour’s spending plans would cost £1.2 trillion over five years.

Full Fact
rating: Labour hasn’t published its 2019 manifesto yet, so nobody knows.


Claim by Twitter User: The last prayer was offered at the babri mosque. After this prayer, the place of the mosque will be handed over to the Hindu administration.

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

 

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