The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/26/2020

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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 Trump in Davos: “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things … and I can report it is not very serious. … No, I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen. … No, I do not consider that to be bad injuries, no.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false assurance about troops in Iraq


Claim by Amy Klobuchar: “(Trump) said he would bring pharmaceutical costs down. He hasn’t done that.”

PolitiFact rating: Correct

The Stump Speech Analyzer: Amy Klobuchar


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


Claim by Donald Trump: Says that under his administration there was the “largest military pay raise in a decade.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s new video listing presidential achievements


Claim on Facebook: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “If impeachment fails, I will resign immediately.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

‘IF IMPEACHMENT FAILS, I WILL RESIGN IMMEDIATELY’ – DID NANY PELOSI MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT?


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple Sources: Crowd dispersed in Mbaise in Imo state, Nigeria after a protest against election ruling

Claim by Multiple sources: Ugandan opposition leader world’s “most arrested” man?

Claim by Chris Kirckof: The CDC created and patented the coronavirus from Wuhan

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1 Comment on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/26/2020

  1. Christina Dey // January 26, 2020 at 11:13 pm //

    Did Nancy Pelosi spend 2025 on gold per s?

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