NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
September 18, 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: Maps of recent wildfires in the Pacific Northwest show the fires stop abruptly at the Canadian border.
THE FACTS: Maps circulating on social media with this claim include only American data. Canada has its own fire mapping system, which shows there are fires burning in British Columbia, just north of the western U.S. Social media posts this week noted w...