The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/28/2020

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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: Is U.S. Attorney General William Barr about to announce federal regulations banning Sharia Law in the United States?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: Attorney General William Barr Is NOT About To Announce Federal Regulations Banning Sharia Law In USA


Claim by Elizabeth Warren: The Warren wealth tax would fall on “the top 1/10 of 1%.”

PolitiFact rating: Largely correct

The Stump Speech Analyzer: Elizabeth Warren


Claim by TRUMP lawyer MIKE PURPURA: “The record that we have to go on today is based entirely on House Democratic facts pre-cleared in a basement bunker.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s impeachment defense and the facts


Claim by Social media posts: A group of nine Senate Republicans has “joined Democrats on impeachment.”

FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts

Misleading Posts Target Nine Republicans on Impeachment


Claim by Pete Buttigieg: “Every time we have won, at least in the last 50 or 60 years, it’s been with a candidate who called the country to a higher vision of itself, who hadn’t been in Washington for too long, and who spoke for a new generation.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

The Stump Speech Analyzer: Pete Buttigieg


International Fact Checks

Claim by Facebook Posts And Twitter users: Video shows BJP leader Inayat Hussain being smeared with ink for supporting NRC and CAA

Claim by Users of social media: Iceland has declared religion a mental disorder

Claim by Facebook user “Royale Shadab Choudhary” and others: Irfan Pathan was at Shaheen Bagh in solidarity with protesters

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