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.”

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.”


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