NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
February 26, 2021
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:
Biden didn't reinstate funding for a Wuhan virus lab
CLAIM: President Joe Biden restored taxpayer funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
THE FACTS: Social media users are falsely claiming the Biden administration is bankrolling the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a Chinese lab that has faced unproven allegations that the coronavirus leaked from the facility,...