NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
May 21, 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:
Arizona election database is not missing
CLAIM: The election database in Maricopa County in Arizona has been deleted, seals were improperly broken on boxes that hold the votes, and ballots are missing.
THE FACTS: An unprecedented, partisan audit of the 2020 election in Arizona's largest county is being used to spread false information about the vote. Though a p...