The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 12/23/2019


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 Bloggers: Says the New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton and George Soros “paid (a) woman to accuse Trump of sexual attack.”

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “The mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave. … He had promised that every fundraiser he would do would be open door, but this one was closed door.”
 rating: Press Partly Allowed

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is planning to cut off the electricity “so Virginia residents cannot reveal what is happening once gun confiscation begins to take place.”

Claim by Various websites: “4 Democrat Senators Are Turning Republican Because They Oppose Impeachment.”
 rating: False

Claim by Amy Klobuchar: Says Pete Buttigieg ran statewide in Indiana and “lost by 20 points.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Sanitary pads taxed as luxury items in Thailand?

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo shows Hong Kong police officer pepper spraying a dog

Claim by Multiple Sources: Muslim man hurls brick at a bus while protesting India’s citizenship amendment act

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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