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Post Falsely Attributes Racist Remarks to Fashion Designer

Post Falsely Attributes Racist Remarks to Fashion Designer

A viral image on Facebook falsely attributes racist comments to the fashion designer Michael Kors. The quotes were fabricated by a now-defunct satirical website in 2015, but have been circulating as if true ever since.

Donations to Black Lives Matter Group Don’t Go to DNC

Donations to Black Lives Matter Group Don’t Go to DNC

Social media posts falsely claim donations made on the Black Lives Matter website go “directly” to the Democratic Party, because the group uses ActBlue Charities — an online fundraising platform. Donations go to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. The funds first pass through a nonprofit that sponsors the group.

No Black Lives Matter Embezzlement Scandal

No Black Lives Matter Embezzlement Scandal

Q: Was a Black Lives Matter activist sued after stealing millions of dollars in donations?

A: No. That scandal was made up by a website that calls itself satirical.

Bogus Black Lives Matter Stories Won’t Die

Bogus Black Lives Matter Stories Won’t Die

Q: Were a dozen or more women found dead in a freezer with “Black Lives Matter” carved in them?

A: No. Versions of that false story have been circulating online for almost two years.

Black Lives Matter Blocked Hurricane Relief?

Black Lives Matter Blocked Hurricane Relief?

Q: Did Black Lives Matter protesters block emergency crews from reaching Hurricane Harvey victims?

A: No. That false claim was made in a satirical story featuring a 2016 photo of a protest in Atlanta, Georgia.