The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/13/2019

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 Social media posts: Quotes satirist Andy Borowitz as saying “stopping Hillary is a short-term solution,” but the tougher problem is “fixing the educational system that has created so many people ignorant enough to vote for Hillary.”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: Says CNN manipulated video to make it appear that “massive crowds” protested his decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it “fake news as usual.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by William Barr: “The incumbent government used the apparatus of the state, principally the law enforcement agencies and the intelligence agencies, both to spy on political opponents, but also to use them in a way that could affect the outcome of the election.”

Claim by Pete Buttigieg: Says that in South Bend, Ind., the “black poverty fell by more than half on my watch.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Global warming. … The oceans are going to rise. One-eighth of an inch within the next 250 years, we’re going to be wiped out!”

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Claim by Multiple Sources: Funeral of Hyderabad rape and murder victim

Claim by Multiple Sources: Indian police distribute Islamic prayer beads in Maharashtra under a new Shiv Sena government

Claim by Social media: Idol of Hanuman found at site allotted for mosque in Ayodhya

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