The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/20/2020


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 Says Joe Biden “tells men to marry into families ‘with 3 or 4 sisters.’”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.”
 rating: Initial Reports Were Wrong

Claim by PragerU: “The arsonists were responsible for about 50% of the bushfires. Not climate change. Arsonists.”

Claim by Bloggers: “Nancy Pelosi’s Son Paul Jr. Was Exec at ‘Ukraine-Based Gas Company,’ Similar to Hunter Biden”

 rating: False

Claim by Facebook posts: The pens Nancy Pelosi used to sign the articles of impeachment cost “$2,025 per pen.”

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Claim by Social media: Congress workers paying women with cash for azaadi.

Claim by Multiple sources: Mother refuses polio vaccine for child in Pakistan

Claim by Multiple sources: The Philippines issues official alert for volcano eruption in progress

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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