The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/22/2020


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 Facebook posts: Quotes Trump as saying “would you really want a president who was dumb enough to let himself get drafted?”

Claim by Rep. Jerry Nadler: President Donald Trump “worked with the Russians to try to rig the 2016 election.”
 rating: Spins the Facts

Claim by YouTube videos: Says a video shows Greta Thunberg firing a rifle.

Claim by Bloggers: Adam Schiff Paid Witnesses Over $40 Million To Testify Against Trump

Claim by Tammy Baldwin: Witnesses have been part of “every other impeachment trial the Senate has ever had.”

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Claim by SOCIAL MEDIA POST: Mullah being beaten for trying to rape a 5-year-old girl in Ambala, Haryana.

 rating: False

Claim by Russian Foreign Ministry: We fact check six false or misleading claims by made by the Russian Foreign Ministry in its annual review of the Kremlin’s policy initiatives.
 rating: False or misleading

Claim by Facebook page “Sarcasm World” and others: This is the image of a Russian woman who has given birth to 69 children

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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