The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/08/2020

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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 YouTube videos: Says it shows a “DNC Group” teaching “ILLEGAL VOTING in Arizona.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Conservative activists promote misleading, ‘undercover’ video about voter fraud


Claim: Is Facebook using “fact-checking” bots to stalk your page and report on your posts?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: Facebook Is NOT Using “Fact-Checking” Bots To Stalk Your Page


Claim by Donald Trump: Former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page “deleted all of their emails and text messages. … They illegally deleted.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Repeats Falsehoods in Celebrating Acquittal


Claim: An image shared on Facebook more than 16,000 times allegedly shows President Donald Trump at the center of a prayer circle before the State of the Union address

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DOES THIS PHOTO SHOW TRUMP PARTICIPATING IN A PRAYER CIRCLE BEFORE THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS?


Claim by Bernie Sanders: “In America, we are spending twice as much on health care as the people of Canada or any other major countries.”

PolitiFact rating: True

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Claim by Narendra Modi: Omar Abdullah said abrogating Article 370 will bring an earthquake that will separate Kashmir from India.

Claim: An image that shows a supposed screenshot of a BBC website with a headline on “ethnic Oromos extremists and their ill-informed followers” who are “waging war” on the Ethiopian flag has been shared widely on social networks. However, this is a doctored screenshot; the BBC did not…

Claim by WhatsApp users: Video from Jammu shared as one from Pakistan


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