The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/13/2019


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 Viral memes: A meme claims Kurt Russell “speaks out” against the Democrats, and quotes the actor as saying: “When do we get to declare them enemies of the state?”
 rating: False

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: The Boeing 737 Max 8, the type of plane that crashed in Ethiopia, continues to fly in the United States, despite the FAA saying “software updates are likely coming.”

 rating: True

Claim by Viral image: Sinclair Lewis said, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

Claim by Turning Point USA: Says Michelle Obama “had a staff of 23” while Melania Trump “has a staff of 4.”

Claim by Viral image: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “was fired from ‘Hot Dog On A Stick’ in 2008 — for incompetence.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire


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