The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/20/2019


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 Steph Curry decided to split with Nike because the company wouldn’t allow him to write Bible scriptures in his shoes.

Claim by David McKinley: “$53 million a week is coming across the border in drugs.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims CNN’s Don Lemon said “Trump killed an unarmed father of three” of al-Baghdadi during an Oct. 27 broadcast.

Claim by Donald Trump: “They’re using this impeachment hoax for their own political gain to try and damage the Republican Party and damage the President, but it’s had the opposite effect. Because you’ve seen the polls and we’re now the highest — I’m the highest I’ve ever I’ve ever been in the polls.”

 rating: No, not highest ever

Claim by John Ratcliffe: “No witness has used the word ‘bribery’ to describe President Trump’s conduct.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Drinking warm water cures ‘all types of cancer in 9 months’

AFP Fact Check
 rating: Drinking warm water does not cure cancer

Claim by Multiple sources: Black lions exist

AFP Fact Check
 rating: Black lions don’t exist

Claim by Al Jazeera: WHO estimates that fewer than 10% of mentally ill Nigerians have access to the care they need.

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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