The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/17/2020


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 Bernie Sanders: “We end the $100 billion a year that the health care industry makes.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies,” explaining why the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and how the U.S. mission disrupted “imminent” attacks.
 rating: Unsupported

Claim by Donald Trump: Gen. Soleimani “killed hundreds of thousands of people and thousands of Americans.”

 rating: Real numbers less dramatic

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Donald Trump kissing Ivanka Trump on the lips.

Claim by Viral Image: Ilhan Omar called for “violence” against President Trump over Middle East dispute.

 rating: Pants on Fire

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Claim by Tarek Fatah: Tarek Fatah tweets video saying Pakistani mother refused to give her child Polio drops

Claim by Multiple sources: Philippines deploying troops to Iraq

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo shows Philippines volcano eruption

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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Bernie sanders seems like a straight shooter. That guy has been saying the same shit for over 30 years of his political career. I think its time we gave him a chance at the presidency.