The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/16/2019


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 Rob Hutton: A “study showed as many as one in four people have had a package stolen from their residence.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes Andy Borowitz as saying “stopping Hillary is a short-term solution. The long-term solution — and it will be more difficult — is fixing the educational system that has created so many people ignorant enough to vote for Hillary.”

 rating: False

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “Roughly one in four fish eaten in the United States was caught here and sent to Asia for processing before being re-imported for American consumers.”

Claim by Viral Image: Says a photo of a woman wearing a costume holding the sign “vagina lady” is Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan.

Claim by Viral meme: Facebook meme that makes economic comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
 rating: Misleading

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Claim by Multiple sources: 63 eateries in Singapore to lose Halal certification

Claim by Facebook and Twitter: Photos of Assam police assaulting women

Claim by Multiple sources: Donald Trump tweets to congratulate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Nobel Peace Prize

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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