NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
September 8, 2017
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: Computer Models Show IRMA Destroying New York City On Sept. 10
THE FACTS: The government's Global Forecast System produced a computer model on Sept. 1 that projected Irma would hit the New York City area on Sept. 10. The model was adjusted within a few days to show Irma's target as south Florida, but that didn't stop several sites from posting stori...