The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/11/2020


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 Social media posts: An image shows a tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar that says she is “ASHAMED … to be called an ‘American'” and that “THE TIME FOR VIOLENCE IS NOW!”

Claim by Instagram posts: “A bounty of $80 MILLION has been placed on President Donald Trump’s head by Iran as tensions between the country and the USA rise.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Bloggers: Nancy Pelosi assured Iran that Trump will “pay for his crimes.”

Claim by Islamic Republic News Agency: Says photo shows U.S. planes on fire after Iranian missile strikes in Iraq.

Claim by Facebook posts: “The missiles that were launched at American forces in Iraq from Iran, were funded by Barack Obama, with American tax dollars.”

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Claim by Multiple sources: US military helicopter shot down over Iraqi-Syrian border in 2020

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Twitter user Retweet Sarkar: BJP leader/supporter threatens anti-CAA protesters

Claim by Multiple sources: These maps show all the fires burning in Australia

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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