NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
July 12, 2019
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:
CLAIM: Prosecutors struck a secret plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein under the Obama administration.
THE FACTS: Posts circulating on Twitter and Facebook wrongly link former President Barack Obama to a 2008 no-prosecution plea deal federal prosecutors signed with Epstein. The agreement allowed Epstein to plead guilty to state charges of soliciting a...