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Prank Posts Falsely Suggest Second Stimulus Payment Is Approved

Prank Posts Falsely Suggest Second Stimulus Payment Is Approved

Viral posts on Facebook falsely claim the government has approved a second round of coronavirus stimulus payments to everyone who signs up — and that the money will be forthcoming in “5-7 business days.” Congress is considering another economic package, but a new round of support has not been passed.