The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/14/2020


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 Michael Bloomberg: “We cut New York City’s carbon footprint twice as much as the rest of the country.”

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Viral image: Hillary Clinton “threatened to bomb Iran — totally obliterate them — if she was president.”

 rating: Half True

Claim by Donald Trump: “We’re actually taking in more revenue now than we did when we had the higher taxes because the economy’s doing so well.”

Washington Post
 rating: Four Pinocchios

Claim by Facebook posts: “That’s 5,615 projected coal-powered plants in just 8 countries. The USA has 15 – building 0 more.”

Claim by Facebook posts: “Nicole Kidman ‘blacklisted’ from Hollywood for vowing to support president.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Prof Abayomi Ogun: In Nigeria, stroke is the most common medical emergency in most hospitals.

Africa Check
 rating: Unproven

Claim by Prof Abayomi Ogun: At least 100,000 stroke cases occur every year in Nigeria.

Claim by Multiple sources: Rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad in January 2020

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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