The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/17/2019

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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 Facebook posts: Says four Republican representatives “voted to impeach President Donald Trump.”

Claim by Social media posts: A meme claims that CNN anchor Don Lemon referred to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the killing of an “unarmed father of three.”

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 rating: False


Claim by Facebook posts: Says Democrats “spent $40,000,000 of YOUR tax dollars trying to impeach Trump.”

Claim by Viral meme: “25 years ago, the City of New York refused to fund the Veterans Day Parade. Donald Trump financed it!”

FactCheck.org
 rating: Exaggerates


Claim by Donald Trump: “The average age of my newly appointed circuit court judges is less than 50. They’re young, smart. That’s 10 years younger than President Obama’s nominees.”

FactCheck.org
 rating:Misleading


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Claim by Multiple sources: Flu shots contain an unhealthy amount of mercury

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo shows Trump-Ukraine scandal whistleblower

Claim by News Nation:  Lata Mangeshkar Death Rumours Spread On WhatsApp, Social Media

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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