The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/18/2020

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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 Facebook posts: Fox News changed its accreditation to “entertainment.”

Claim by Bloggers: “‘He’s low risk,’ said Obama before freeing ISIS leader al Baghdadi.”

Claim by Viral image: Lil Boosie and George Zimmerman got into a fight.

Claim by Donald Trump: Says Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani “was a designated terrorist by President Obama, who didn’t do anything about it.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly True
 


Claim by Donald Trump: Retweets a video clip of Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer saying, “Democrats are going to destroy the economy in 15 minutes if they get in control.”

FactCheck.org
 rating: Out of Context
 


Claim by Facebook: Florida is “the 45th in state education funding.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of dog covered in volcanic ash in the Philippines

AFP Fact Check rating: Misleading

This photo was taken following a volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 2016


Claim by Multiple Sources: Counterfeit banknotes seized from vehicle of Indian Hindu nationalist group supporter

AFP Fact Check rating: Misleading

These photos of forged banknotes have circulated in reports about an unrelated case in south India


Claim by Social Media: BJP Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari met with Imam Bukhari ahead of Delhi elections

Alt News rating: False

Old image of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari with Jama Masjid’s Imam Bukhari shared ahead of Delhi polls


 

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