The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/22/2019


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 Ro Khanna: Says the California congressional district he represents “has a higher GDP than Russia.”

Claim by Andrew Yang: “They banned face masks in Hong Kong. Why? Because they have AI technology that now is using facial recognition to identify protesters if they so much as do anything on the street, so they can follow up with them and detain them later.”

 rating: Half True

Claim by Pete Buttigieg: “According to Forbes magazine, I’m literally the only person on this stage who’s not a millionaire or a billionaire.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Bill Gates will provide “money-500K, car, phone, visa” or other gifts if you email him.

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “Five hundred thousand Americans, including 30,000 veterans, are sleeping out on the streets today in America.”

Washington Post
 rating: False

International Fact Checks

Claim: Students have developed nail polish to detect date-rape drugs

AFP Fact Check
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Facebook Posts: Girl Found In Mangalore With A Group Of Tamil Beggars

 rating: Misleading

Claim by Media Outlets: Mangalore police arrest 50 fake journalists from Kerala

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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