The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/16/2019

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 Social media posts: Viral posts claim activist in image is former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
 rating: False

Claim by Joe Cunningham: “Seismic airgun blasting (used for energy exploration) is … 16,000 times louder than” a conventional airhorn.

Claim by NC GOP: “Democrats have forced a special election”

Claim: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an actress playing a congresswoman to push the agenda of Justice Democrats.

Claim by Charles Schumer: “It is unbelievable the Trump budget calls for … $850 billion cut in Medicare.”


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