The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/06/2020

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 Jake Tapper: “Traditionally, the Speaker says: ‘Members of Congress, I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States.’ (Tonight) Speaker Pelosi said, ‘Members of Congress, the President of the United States.’ “

PolitiFact rating: True


Claim by Organizers for Bernie 2020: Says Democrats “blocked the Iowa poll” and “blocked the Iowa caucus.”

PolitiFact rating: False

“blocked the Iowa poll” and “blocked the Iowa caucus.”

Claim by Rep. Ilhan Omar: “Have we ever had an impeached President, deliver the State of the Union address while he is on trial in the Senate? Given the audience in the room will be both his prosecutors and jurors on said trial.” rating: Answer: Yes, Clinton

Omar’s State of the Union Trivia Tweet

Claim: Did U.S. President Donald Trump say that Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law need to leave the country?

Lead Stories Rating: False

Fake News: Trump Did NOT Say That Muslims Who Want To Live Under Islamic Sharia Law Must Leave U.S.

Claim by Social media posts: A photo shows Rep. Adam Schiff with his “daughters boyfriend,” who is the “whistleblower.” rating: False

Viral Photo Doesn’t Show Schiff With Whistleblower

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Claim by Dr Obadiah Mailafia: Youth unemployment in Nigeria is almost 70%.

Claim by WhatsApp users: Dalit woman beaten up for relieving herself in a Brahmin-owned farm

Claim by Multiple sources: Video shows Gianna Bryant, daughter of Kobe Bryant, in hospital

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