The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/09/2020

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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 Donald Trump: “Very close to 160 million people are now working in the United States. Nobody’s ever even come close to that number.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

President Trump scores with claim on number of US workers


Claim by Joe Biden: Joe Biden said “leaders of the free world” at a NATO reception were caught on a hot mic saying “they didn’t think [President Donald Trump] knew anything, they didn’t trust him.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Biden Miscasts Hot Mic Moment About Trump


Claim: Federal records show George Soros is the biggest funder of the failed app used by the Iowa Democratic Party during Monday’s caucuses.

AP Fact Check rating: False

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week


Claim by Donald Trump: Says the USMCA is the “biggest trade deal ever made.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump says the USMCA is the biggest trade deal ever – but there’s been bigger


Claim by Michael Bloomberg: Campaign letter says North Carolina’s Democratic primary is open to “all registered voters, regardless of registration.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Bloomberg wrong about North Carolina’s primary rules


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Lysol label is evidence that novel coronavirus is not new

Claim by Vivek Agnihotri: Weed kills coronavirus

Claim by Manjinder S Sirsa: 1.5 million children remain out of school in Punjab

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.

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