The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/03/2020

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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 Various websites: “Virginia Democrats Push Legislation to Make Criticism of Government Officials a Criminal Offense”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Virginia Bill Wouldn’t Criminalize Criticism


Claim by Mike Pompeo: When asked if he’s defended former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, “I’ve defended every single person on this team.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No evidence that Mike Pompeo has publicly defended Marie Yovanovitch


Claim: TRUMP, on his daughter, Ivanka: “And now created over 15 million jobs for the people of our country. … It was going to be 500,000. ‘Daddy, I think we can do 500,000.’ Within about a week, she broke that and now she’s up to 15 million jobs. It’s fantastic.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Democrats, impeachment and cows


Claim by Pete Buttigieg: “But how did we get into this debt? It’s not the result of some mysterious, cosmic force that nobody could have prevented. It’s the result of giant tax cuts on corporations and the wealthy.”

FactCheck.org rating: Exaggerates

Buttigieg Gives Trump Too Much Blame for Debt


Claim by Donald Trump: “Earnings for the bottom 10% are rising faster than earnings for the top 10%.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Wildwood, New Jersey


International Fact Checks

Claim by Facebook Posts: Video shows Irfan Pathans arrival at Saheen Bagh

Claim by Twitter and Facebook posts: Video shows a man was faking disability in a programme conducted by Aam Aadmi Party

Claim by BJP Haryana IT Head Arun Yadav: Anti-CAA protesters are raising ‘azaadi’ slogans against opposition leaders

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