Fact-checked by: Chequeado

2020/03/18 | Argentina

FALSE: Christine Lagarde said: “The elderly live too long and that is a risk to the global economy.”

Explanation: There are no written or audiovisual records of the former IMF director saying the statements attributed to her. In addition, the European Central Bank -- inquired by Maldita -- assured that Lagarde had not said that phrase. Part of the phrase attributed to the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) comes from a 2012 report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where Lagarde was not present.

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