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Is AOC Post-Truth Too?

As fact-checkers cover Ocasio-Cortez, should “larger truth” get any consideration? It’s complicated.

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In the interview, fact-checking is big business in the age of Trump. But one politician diametrically opposed to the president—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—is playing fast and loose with statistics too, and journalists have noticed. Should she be called out? NY Magazine’s Eric Levitz says it’s complicated.

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