The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/19/2019


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 Nancy Pelosi: “In the 266 days since we sent this bill, about 25,000 people have died from gun violence in our country, 47 percent of them teenagers or children younger than that.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I have been deprived of basic Constitutional Due Process from the beginning of this impeachment scam … More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials.”

 rating: Wrong

Claim by Donald Trump: Says he beat Hillary Clinton “in an Electoral College landslide (306-227).’’

Claim by Donald Trump: “President Zelensky has repeatedly declared that I did nothing wrong.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “Even Joe Biden admitted just days ago in an interview with NPR that it ‘looked bad.’”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: South Korea threatens to jail Hong Kong police and families on entry

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Facebook Posts And Twitter Users: Picture shows child with eye injury from stone pelting in West Bengal

Claim by News Nation: Fact Check: Is This How Protesters Targeted Public Transport During Citizenship Stir?

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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