Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 01/29/2020

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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: TRUMP: “The Democrat controlled House never even asked John Bolton to testify. It is up to them, not up to the Senate!” — tweet.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Bolton; more claims from trial


Claim by Facebook posts: “CNN reports DemDebate had 2.3 million viewers. Trump rally had 6.7 million last night!”

PolitiFact rating: False

Facebook post makes false comparison on viewership for Democratic debate, Donald Trump rally


Claim by Social media posts: “The new fad disease called the ‘coronavirus’ is sweeping headlines. Funny enough, there was a patent for the coronavirus was filed in 2015 and granted in 2018.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Social Media Posts Spread Bogus Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory


Claim by Paul Maner: Says Jordan Davis, son of Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath, was killed in “a drug deal gone bad.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Ex-Georgia candidate makes Pants on Fire claim about son of US Rep. Lucy McBath, Jordan Davis


Claim by The Geller Report: “CORONAVIRUS: Reports of 10,000 DEAD in Wuhan, China.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Misinformation on Coronavirus Death Toll


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Market in Wuhan where coronavirus originated

Claim by Eskom: “Eskom generates approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa”.

Claim by Multiple sources: Indian police evict a family not listed on National Register for Citizenship (NRC) in Assam

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.