The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/22/2020


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: “Mayor Bloomberg was busy blaming African Americans and Latinos for the housing crisis in 2008.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Mike Bloomberg’s redlining remarks distorted by Elizabeth Warren

Claim by Trump: On Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for all plan: “Think of this: 180 million Americans are going to lose health care coverage under this plan.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ sticky health debate; Trump’s rally

Claim by Joe Biden: “The reason that stop and frisk [in New York City] changed is because Barack Obama sent moderators to see what was going on.” rating: False

FactChecking the Las Vegas Democratic Debate

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims former President Barack Obama pardoned 1,927 people while President Donald Trump has pardoned 26.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Facebook post: “President Trump signs bill returning prayer in schools.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

No, Trump didn’t sign a bill returning prayer to schools

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Chinese rush to Vietnam after coronavirus outbreak

Claim by ANI: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said avoid using the word nationalism

Claim by Multiple sources: This map shows high sulphur dioxide levels in Wuhan due to ‘burning of organic matters’

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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