The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/18/2019

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 Justice: Says a new annual report shows that “West Virginia’s tourism industry has grown for the second consecutive year, reversing years of decline and outpacing national growth by 58 percent.”

Claim by Social media posts: A meme quotes Mary Anne MacLeod Trump as calling Donald Trump “an idiot with zero common sense, and no social skills” who would be a “disaster” in politics.
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Rep. Nancy Pelosi: “Over 275 bipartisan bills” passed by the House are “sitting on the desk” of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
 rating: Exaggerates

Claim by Jim Justice: “Jim Justice is the first West Virginia governor to fight for pay raises for educators.”

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Pamela Karlan reacting to Hillary Clinton’s presidential defeat.

International Fact Checks

Claim: The last dam in Australia was built in 1984

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Girl gets head stuck while riding escalator in Singapore

Claim by Multiple sources: A teenager was nearly abducted after her hair was cut

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