The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/08/2020

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 Nikki Haley: Says the Democratic leadership and presidential candidates “are mourning the loss of (Qassem) Soleimani”

Claim by Frederica Wilson: Says Betsy DeVos is the “most unpopular person in our government.”

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows “a Trump rally in downtown Philly yesterday.”

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Social media posts: A meme claims that Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted: “Americans have spent decades raping and pillaging my people. What goes around comes around.”
 rating: False

Claim by Kellyanne Conway: President Donald Trump “didn’t say he’s targeting cultural sites” in Iran.
rating: False

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Claim by Multiple Sources: Indian movie star Shah Rukh Khan arrested in London over CAA Protest

Claim by Multiple sources: These photos show a dog which saved a koala from the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires

Claim by Multiple sources: This photo shot from space by a NASA satellite shows the Australian bushfires

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