The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/25/2020

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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: Blavity published an article Feb. 11 with the headline claiming a former Pete Buttigieg campaign staffer is in charge of voter protection for Nevada’s Democratic caucuses.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: IS AN EX-BUTTIGIEG STAFFER IN CHARGE OF VOTER PROTECTION FOR NEVADA’S DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES?

Claim by Facebook posts: “These needles were picked up at a city park in San Francisco while cleaning up a homeless camp. This is Nancy Pelosi’s district!”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Posts Misidentify Site of Used Needle Pile in Homeless Camp

Claim by Trump: “We got rid of it. No more death tax, no more inheritance tax.” — Colorado rally Thursday.

AP Fact check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax fictions; Dem debate misfires

Claim: Did Bernie Sanders say undocumented immigrants are “entitled” to government benefits during a campaign rally in Texas? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Bernie Sanders Did NOT Say Undocumented ‘Entitled’ to Same Government Benefits As U.S. Citizens

Claim: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer once said, “It’s racist to only allow citizens to vote.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID CHUCK SCHUMER SAY ‘IT’S RACIST TO ONLY ALLOW CITIZENS TO VOTE’?

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Claim by Multiple sources: Cory Aquino’s presidency was unconstitutional in the Philippines

Claim by Facebook pages: South African leaders of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party hide their luxury cars away in the bushes of Limpopo province, after receiving tip offs.

Claim by Multiple sources: A news story about a kidnapped 8-year-old girl in Wallan, Australia.

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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