The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/24/2020

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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: Did Michelle Obama slam First Lady Melania Trump, saying, “She’s a terrible role model for America’s women?”

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: Michelle Did NOT Slam Melania: Did NOT Say, “She’s A Terrible Role Model For America’s Women”


Claim: Trump on his July phone call with Zelenskiy: “The president of Ukraine said it was perfect.” — Davos news conference.

AP Fact Check rating: False

Trump’s false account of Ukraine episode


Claim by Jay Sekulow: “During the proceedings that took place before the Judiciary Committee, the president was denied the right to cross-examine witnesses, the president was denied the right to access evidence, and the president was denied the right to have counsel present at hearings.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

False and Misleading Claims at Impeachment Trial


Claim by Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders said Joe Biden “fought for decades to cut Social Security.”

PolitiFact rating: Not full story

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders fight over Social Security


Claim by Facebook Post: alleges that Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar “threatened” to send shawarma to Republican members of Congress to “give them a taste of her culture.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: VIRAL MEME CLAIMS ILHAN OMAR ‘THREATENED’ TO SEND SHAWARMA TO REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS


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Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of Sri Lankan teen recognized as world’s youngest pilot

Claim by Multiple sources: waste import in Thailand

Claim by SOCIAL MEDIA POST: A Man disguised as woman, caught at the Shaheen Bagh protests.

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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2 Comments on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/24/2020

  1. I suggest you check all the fact-checkers and see how bias they are. They never say Obama’sm Clinton’s other liberals have ever been proven to do anything, it’s sickening.

  2. Can twitter be sued if they call me suicidal! When all I said Buttigieg might have cut his throat when he called the people names, like crooked Hillary did calling people deplorables

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