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

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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: 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.”

FactCheck.org
 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.”

FactCheck.org
 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!”

International Fact Checks

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

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False


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

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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