The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/15/2020

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 Tony Evers: “I delivered on my campaign promise for a 10% tax cut for Wisconsin families.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Evers exaggerates progress on tax cut pledge

Claim through social media: Did Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, say that Muslims cannot be good Americans? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: Dr. Ben Carson Did NOT Say Muslims Cannot Be Good Americans

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Paul Walker was set to come forward to expose “Clinton Foundation crimes against children in Haiti” before he was killed.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No evidence to support Paul Walker-Clinton conspiracy theory

Claim on Instagram: “Bernie Sanders told Pete Buttigieg in private 2018 meeting that a ‘rat-faced little baby’ can’t win presidency, sources say.”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Donald Trump: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s superior “publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information.” rating: Spins the Facts

Fact-Checking Trump’s Defense for Removing Vindman

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Claim by Multiple sources: Shaking a gas bottle can cause it to explode

Claim by Amit Shah:
No BJP Leader Made A Comment On Shaheen Bagh Protesters Raping Woman

Claim by Social Media: Fruit carts being destroyed by a crane in Ahmedabad ahead on Donald Trump’s visit

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