The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 11/22/2019


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 Donald Trump: “I turned off the television” after Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified that I told him in a phone call, “I want nothing [from Ukraine]. I want no quid pro quo.”
 rating: Cherry Picks

Claim by Social media posts: Social media posts and questionable websites say the former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, has a net worth of anywhere from $6.4 million to $23 million.
 rating: False

Claim by Viral Image: Says a photo of a tortured man is U.S. diplomat Chris Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Claim by Kamala Harris: “In America, there is a father who is holding down two jobs and paying more taxes than the richest 400 families in America.”

Claim by Social media posts: “Gavin Newsom is Nancy Pelosi’s nephew … Adam Schiff’s sister is married to George Soros son” and John Kerry’s “daughter is married to a ‘mullah’s son in Iran.”
 rating: False

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Claim by Cape of Good Hope SPCA: Animal abusers will abuse fellow humans, including vulnerable children and women.

Claim by Multiple sources: The first Muslim US governor

Claim by Multiple sources: Gun attack at Amsterdam mall

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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