The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/21/2020

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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 Joe Biden: “From the moment we passed that signature legislation, Mike (Bloomberg) called it a disgrace.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Mike Bloomberg called Obamacare a disgrace

ElephantLionPolitiFact Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “A billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians’ — and no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”

PolitiFact rating: Words are in booklet

Bloomberg on the defensive, fact-checking the Las Vegas Democratic debate

Claim by Facebook posts: “Trump just cut the scheduled federal pay raise, stating that he can’t do it now because of ‘serious economic conditions’ in America.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Trump cited ‘serious economic conditions’ in reducing federal worker pay raises

Claim by Bloggers: Says Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter, Natalia, left a suicide video after being bullied.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Death hoax about Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter spreads online

Claim by Various Twitter posts: The supporters of President Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders claim Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg insulted farmers in a 2016 video.

FactCheck.org rating: We Provide The Context

Bloomberg’s 2016 Remarks on Farmers, in Context

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Claim by Twitter and facebook users: Image shows man urinating on wall with mural of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump

Claim by Multiple sources: Nevada democrats made last minute changes to caucus rules

Claim by Social Media posts: Head of Pakistan’s Islamic political party (Jamaat-e-Islami) wrote a letter urging party members to marry four women and forego contraceptives in order to increase the party’s following.

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