The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/16/2019

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 Facebook posts: Says President Trump donated his “second quarter salary to rebuild military cemeteries” and that the media ignored it and every other story of him donating his salary as POTUS.

Claim by Brad Wenstrup: “Maybe now we understand what President Obama meant when he told Russian President Medvedev that he would have more flexibility after his election. Maybe that flexibility was to deny lethal aid to the Ukraine, allowing Russia to march right in and kill Ukrainians.”

Claim by Viral image: Photos show the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower with Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.

Claim by Ari Fleischer: “Rep. Ratcliffe just asked the most important question of the day: Was there anything in President Trump’s July 25th phone call that was impeachable. Neither witness said yes.”

Claim by William Taylor: “The Russians are violating all of the rules, treaties, understandings that they committed to that actually kept the peace in Europe for nearly 70 years.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “.@RepRatcliffe asked the two ‘star’ witnesses, ‘where is the impeachable event in that call?’ Both stared straight ahead with a blank look on their face, remained silent, & were unable to answer the question.”
 rating: False

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Claim by Suhaib Saqib: Kashmiri Muslim man brutally tortured by RSS workers

Claim by Multiple sources:  Photo of the knife used to attack Hong Kong politician Junius Ho

Claim: A Facebook post claimed that the Ghana Armed Forces are undertaking an electronic recruitment exercise.

rating: The Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces says the post and the Facebook page are both fake. GAF does not advertise recruitment on social media. They utilize the Daily Graphic and the Ghanaian Times newspapers.

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