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Viral Image Does Not Show O’Rourke

Dubious posts on social media erroneously claim that a photo of an activist is former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is also running for president.

Meme Fabricates Ocasio-Cortez Firing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t “fired” from a hot-dog franchise for “incompetence,” despite what a popular meme says.

Posts Distort Facts on Obama, Flint

Social media posts distort the facts to misleadingly claim that President Barack Obama “declared Flint water crisis a National Emergency and never fixed it.”

Social Posts Spin Sanders Photo

A viral hoax claims that Sen. Bernie Sanders was arrested in 1963 for “throwing eggs” at black civil rights protesters. He was arrested while protesting on behalf of civil rights.

No Evidence Sen. Harris, Smollett Are Related

Viral posts have erroneously claimed that Sen. Kamala Harris is the aunt of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who police have accused of faking a hate crime.

Parody Ocasio-Cortez Tweet Mistaken as Real

A Twitter account parodying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet in support of a woman who joined ISIS. The tweet went viral, but it is not from the congresswoman.

Misleading Message in Posts About Flint Water

Social media posts criticize President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency by making a misleading claim about federal funding for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Meme Misleads on Minnesota’s Somali Refugees

Facebook posts distort the number of Somali refugees who have resettled in Minnesota to advance an unsupported claim about a freshman congresswoman’s electoral victory.