The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/07/2020

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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 Charlie Kirk: “Nancy Pelosi may have just committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071, Section 2071 (a) when she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union address. This violation is punishable by up to three years in prison.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

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Claim by Judicial Watch: Do eight Iowa counties have more registered voters than there are people eligible to vote in those counties?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact check: Eight Iowa Counties Do NOT Have Total Registration Rates Larger Than Eligible Voter Population – NO 18,600 Extra Names on Voter Rolls


Claim by Cory Booker: National polls have “never predicted who will be president from our party. Carter was in the single digits a few months before caucuses. Bill Clinton was. Obama — 20 points behind in the national polls roughly.”

PolitiFact rating: True

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Claim: Raw Story published an article with a headline claiming former Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said he had “no problem” with former National Security Adviser John Bolton testifying after “this impeachment thing” ends.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID RICK SANTORUM SAY HE HAS ‘NO PROBLEM’ WITH JOHN BOLTON TESTIFYING AFTER ‘THIS IMPEACHMENT THING ENDS’?


Claim by Bernie Sanders: “Three people have more wealth than the bottom half of American society.”

PolitiFact rating: True

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Claim by Sambit Patra: Video Shows AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan Say We Will Become Sharia

Claim: The makers of Dettol knew about the coronavirus in 2019


Claim by Facebook user Shameem Choudhary Sakras: Chinese PM/President visited mosque to pray to save the country from Coronavirus

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