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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


August 25, 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: Photographs shared on social media show recent fires burning in the Amazon.

THE FACTS: Several dramatic photos of fires in the Amazon that circulated widely on Twitter and Facebook this week are not current. Three of the most shared photos were published between 2009 and 2018. One photo, taken at night, was shot in 2008 by Daniel Beltra for Greenpeac...

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