The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/4/2019

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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 Social media posts: A photo of U.S. soldiers cheering during President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan was a “fake picture.”

Claim by John Kennedy: Says the former Ukraine president “actively worked for Secretary Clinton” in the 2016 election.

 rating: Politico offers no support

Claim by David DiPietro: When it comes to how many of the 35 different federal welfare benefits each state can offer, “the average in the country is about 12 to 14. Why are we giving every one?”

 rating: False

Claim by Tony Evers: Says a Republican bill he vetoed would have implemented a “mandate” to make public the names of all students’ parents or guardians.

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Claim by Labour party: There are half a million more children in poverty since 2010.

Claim by Social Media: Imam opposing the burning the Quran in Norway was attacked by cops and police dog

Claim by social media users: Video of a man shot to death for raping a five-year-old in Dubai after a court order within 15 minutes of the incident

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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