The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/17/2020

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 Social media posts: Meme quotes Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam as saying, “The infant Would be Delivered, kept Comfortable Then terminated.” rating: Not His Quote

Meme Misquotes Virginia Governor on Abortion Bill

Claim: Did U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is popularly known as AOC, propose a $10.5 billion cut to Social Security?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fake News: AOC Did NOT Propose $10.5B Cut To Social Security; Did NOT Say, “We Need To Sock It To The Boomers”

Claim by Bloggers: Quotes Kamala Harris as saying: “After we impeach, we round up the Trump supporters.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Pro-Trump site recycles bogus Kamala Harris quote

Claim by TRUMP: “Remember last time we won the primary tremendously. We should have won the election but they had buses being shipped up from Massachusetts, hundreds and hundreds of buses.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’

Claim by Mike Bloomberg: “I inherited the police practice of stop-and-frisk, and as part of our effort to stop gun violence it was overused. By the time I left office, I cut it back by 95%…” rating: Misleading

Bloomberg Misleads on Stop-And-Frisk

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Claim by Viral social media post: A message that has gone viral on social media claims that Zimbabwe now has 118 confirmed coronavirus cases.


Claim by Beef products in Canada recalled due to E. coli contamination


AFP Fact Check rating: False


Claim by Facebook user “Mohammad Javed”: Sikhs seen in the video reached Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh to support Muslims against NRC and CAA.

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