The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/13/2019

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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 by Facebook posts: Quotes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as saying “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said lots of things.”

Claim by Cory Booker: “In 2017, we had more marijuana possession arrests in our country than all other violent crimes combined.”

Claim by Rick Scott: “Americans are traveling to Canada to pay 12 times less for insulin than they would here in the US.”

Claim by Viral image: A meme accuses the five Republican co-sponsors of H.R. 8 of joining Democrats “to institute a firearms registry.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims to show Megan Rapinoe waving a “Trump 2020” flag on the field.

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