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Posts Falsely Claim Wallace Mistook ‘Automotive Belt for a Noose’

Posts Falsely Claim Wallace Mistook ‘Automotive Belt for a Noose’

A Facebook post posing as a news story falsely claims that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace had mistaken an automotive belt in his garage for a noose, citing a June 21 NASCAR statement as its source. In fact, the NASCAR statement issued that day said nothing about an automotive belt or Wallace being “mistaken.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Did Not Post Conspiratorial Tweet

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Did Not Post Conspiratorial Tweet

A tweet that suggests a conspiratorial “pattern” — from the protests over George Floyd’s death, to the pandemic, to the presidential impeachment, to the 2016 election – is being falsely attributed to former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The tweet is actually from an unverified Twitter account that misspelled her name.