The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/7/2019


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 Jim Jordan: “The Ukrainians, third, didn’t know the aid was held up at the time of the phone call.”
 rating: Unclear When They Knew

Claim by Robin Vos: On red-flag laws says, “What (Democrats) wanted to do was say, ‘I think you might do something, so I’m going to take away your gun and make you prove you wouldn’t do it.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Breitbart: Says Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman confessed to giving a wrong account of President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine.

 rating: Doesn’t say which call

Claim by Woody Thrasher: “West Virginia is sixth overall in the average number of at-risk youth.”

Claim by Gordon Gee: “In West Virginia, we have 20,000 jobs in which we don’t have skilled workers.”

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Claim by The Guardian newspaper, Nigeria: In their history, Nigerian universities have not had more than 15 vice-chancellors.

Africa Check
 rating: Incorrect

Claim by Multiple sources: Human traffickers use zip tie stratagem to abduct strangers

Claim by North 99: Ontario public school teachers make $56,000 on average

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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