The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/17/2019

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 Donald Trump: “The first so-called second hand information “Whistleblower” got my phone conversation almost completely wrong.”

Claim by Gavin Newsom: “The vast majority” of San Francisco’s homeless people “also come in from — and we know this — from Texas. Just (an) interesting fact.”

Claim by Joe Biden: Delaware has the “eighth-largest black population in the country”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Bloggers: Says Koalas are “functionally extinct” as bushfires in Australia continue to destroy their habitat.

Claim by Donald Trump: “[T]he so-called Commission on Presidential Debates … 3 years ago they were forced to publicly apologize for modulating my microphone in the first debate.”
 rating: False

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Claim by Bhawana Somaaya, Rekha Bhardwaj and other social media users: The missing little girl was found in Mangalore with Tamil beggars.

Claim by Social Media: The face of Bengal today – child hurt in anti-CAB protest

Claim by Rajiv Tyagi, Aakash_UK: Photograph of Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal escaping his house’s terrace

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