The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/25/2020

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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 the NRA: Joe Biden praised a Bloomberg-funded gun control group for referring to the TENS OF THOUSANDS of PEACEFUL, LAW-ABIDING gun owners in Richmond as “white supremacists.”

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: Joe Biden Did NOT Endorse Claim That Gun Owners Are ‘White Supremacists’


Claim by Amy Klobuchar: “I have won Michele Bachmann’s district every single time.”

PolitiFact rating: True

The Stump Speech Analyzer: Amy Klobuchar


Claim by Pat Cipollone: “The proceedings took place in a basement of the House of Representatives. … Not even [House intelligence committee chairman Adam] Schiff’s Republican colleagues were allowed into the SCIF.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

False and Misleading Claims at Impeachment Trial


Claim by Viral image: Joe Biden talked about eating wooden corn dog sticks.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Joe Biden didn’t say you have to eat the wooden stick on a corn dog


Claim: Did Democrats vote out adding the Pledge of Allegiance at an elections board meeting and refuse to stand for the flag?

Lead Stories rating: True

Fact Check: Democrats Did Indeed Vote Out Pledge And Refused To Stand For Flag After Rejecting Calls To Add Pledge To Meeting Agenda


International Fact Checks

Claim by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton: Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has stated his Cabinet colleague, Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie, distributed sports grants funding based on recommendations from the government sports agency.

AAP FactCheck – Australian Associated Press
 rating: False


Claim by Multiple sources: No grade 12 learner has passed 2019 examinations in Zambia

Claim by Social Media: Muslim Women In Shaheen Bagh Fighting For Payments

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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