The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/5/2019

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 House Republican staff: “The impeachment inquiry has uncovered no clear evidence that President Trump directed Ambassador Volker, Ambassador Sondland, and Secretary Perry to work with Mayor Giuliani for the purpose of pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “When I came in [territory once held by ISIS] was virtually 100%. And I knocked it down to zero.”
 rating: False

Claim by Jim Justice: China today is “burning seven to eight times the amount of coal that we’re burning in the United States.”

Claim by Devin Nunes: “Did you know that Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Poroshenko at least three times in February 2016 after the president and owner of Burisma’s home was raided on February 2nd by the state prosecutor’s office?”

Claim by John Kennedy: Says former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko “actively worked for Secretary Clinton.”

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Claim by Multiple sources: This video shows a Hong Kong school forcing students to strike

Claim by Multiple sources: Death row inmate granted pardon and released by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Claim by News Nation: FACT CHECK: Has Modi Govt Passed New Law To Award Death Penalty To ‘Potential Rapists’?

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