NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
April 24, 2020
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
CLAIM: "Worst pandemic in 100 years, what does Congress do? Takes a paid vacation." - Facebook post, April 24
THE FACTS: Members of Congress aren't taking a vacation while millions of Americans lose their jobs, as false posts circulating on Facebook and Twitter claim. Congressional leaders from both parties — including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,...