The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/16/2020


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 Judicial Watch: “More than 100,000 DACA applicants have been arrested—Murder, Rape, DUI.”

Claim by Viral image: In New York, “it is now perfectly legal to murder” a baby a minute before it would be born.

 rating: False

Claim by Bloggers: Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Christianity should be ignored as “superstitious nonsense.”

Claim by Viral image: A video shows drone footage of the killing of Qassem Soleimani.

Claim by Facebook posts: Says after Australia passed a “new law” that forced gun owners to give up over 640,000 firearms, the country saw a dramatic increase in homicides, assaults and robberies.

PolitiFact rating: False

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Alternative natural treatments to cure serious health conditions

AFP Fact Check
 rating: Explainer

Claim by multiple sources: Watson’s Water supports Hong Kong student protesters

Claim by Multiple sources: Ribbons used to notify firefighters of people in distress and pinpoint fire hydrants

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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