The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/23/2020

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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)


TRUMP on China deal: “I did the biggest deal ever done in the history of our country yesterday in terms of trade — and probably other things too, if you think about it.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s compulsive claims of ‘biggest’ ever


Claim by Social media posts: “Democrats stood with” the repressive regimes in Venezuela, China and Iran rather than with the people in those countries.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Posts Distort Democrats’ Positions on Venezuela, China, Iran


Claim by Mike Gallagher: Says the House impeachment vote was the third by Democrats — “They tried to impeach Trump for criticizing the NFL and for some other things.”

PolitiFact rating: False

House did not impeach Trump for third time or NFL criticism


Claim by Metro.co.uk: The Jamkaran mosque displayed a red flag of vengeance for the “first time in history,” in response to the U.S. killing top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a Jan. 3 drone strike.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID THE JAMKARAN MOSQUE IN IRAN RAISE A RED FLAG OF REVENGE FOR ‘THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY’?


Claim by President Trump in Davos: “For the first time in decades we are no longer simply concentrating wealth in the hands of a few. We are concentrating and creating the most inclusive economy to ever exist.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Davos remarks rife with distortion


International Fact Checks

Claim by Congress: Gadkari honoring female bodybuilders shared as him disrobing women

Claim by Multiple Sources: Hindu woman beaten in Pakistan

Claim by Multiple sources: Pets left behind after Philippines volcanic eruption

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