The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/14/2020

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 Elizabeth Warren: “Everyone on this stage except Amy (Klobuchar) and me is either a billionaire or is receiving help from PACs that can do unlimited spending.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Elizabeth Warren largely right about rivals’ reliance on super PACs

Claim by Joe Biden: President Donald Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis.” rating: False

Trump Has Condemned White Supremacists

Claim by Facebook posts: Says George Soros was an “SS in the National Socialist German Workers Party. Nazi Party.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, George Soros wasn’t a Nazi soldier

Claim by Gavin McInnis: Is the left-wing, anti-fascist protest movement known as “Antifa” responsible for the deaths of at least 16 people?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: Antifa Has NOT Killed 16 People

Claim by Andrew Saul: “The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped completely, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.” rating: False

Fake Coronavirus Cures, Part 3: Vitamin C Isn’t a Shield

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Claim by President Ramaphosa: “There are currently almost one million students who are enrolled in higher education, up from 500,000 in 1994.”

Claim by Various users of social media: BJP lost 36 seats with a margin of less than 2,000 votes in Delhi

Claim by Multiple sources: This video shows an explosion in Wuhan in late January 2020

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