The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/6/2019


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 Pete Buttigieg: “We cut the black poverty rate by more than half.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Says House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff “made up the conversation. He lied. If he didn’t do that in the halls of Congress, he’d be thrown in jail. He did it in the halls of Congress, he’s given immunity.”

Claim by House Intelligence Committee: The Impoundment Control Act “limits the circumstances under which a president can legally impound Congressionally-appropriated funds.”

 rating: Nixon-era law says that

Claim by Donald Trump: “You know, the FBI has never gotten that server. That’s a big part of this whole thing. Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?”

Washington Post
 rating: Four Pinocchios

Claim by Jim Jordan: “The Ukrainians never started, never promised to start and never announced an investigation in the time that the aid was paused. Never once.”
 rating: Misleading

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: No court has ruled on fraud and corruption committed by Ferdinand Marcos and his family

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by President Uhuru Kenyatta: “Under this administration… at Kilindini we have more than doubled the volume of cleared cargo passing [through] the port annually.”

Claim by President Uhuru Kenyatta: Our life expectancy [has increased] … to 67 years currently.

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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