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FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rides in a car after appearing on ABC's

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

May. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

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: Video appears to show presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Center in South Gate, Calif. On Friday, May 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported on manipulated photos circulating online altered to show Biden and Xi holding up T-shirts that say “I (Heart) China.” At the actual event, the Chinese text translates in English to “China America two countries friendship everlasting,” while the other reads, “Fostering goodwill between America & China.

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

May. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

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: Michigan sent absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of primaries...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks about the

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

May. 15, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

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: Nancy Pelosi is trying to pass a law called HR6666 which would allow...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 1993, file photo, Attorney General-designate Zoe Baird meets with Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This image has circulated widely on social media in early May 2020 with false claims that it shows Democratic presidential candidate Biden posing with Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer who alleges he assaulted her 27 years earlier. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

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

May. 8, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

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: Photo shows Joe Biden posing with former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who...

In this Aug. 18, 2018 file photo man holds a sign that reads

Facebook removes accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

May. 5, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it has removed several groups, accounts and pages linked to QAnon, taking action for the first time against the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory circulated among supporters of President Donald Trump. The social-media giant made the announcement Tuesday as part of its...

A woman wearing a mask and gloves against the spread of the new coronavirus, waits outside a soup kitchen run by nuns, waiting for it to open and get some food, in Caracas’ Petare slum in Venezuela, Thursday, April 30, 2020. To avoid the spread of the new coronavirus the soup kitchen is giving out the food to take home. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Dem lawmakers say Trump's freeze for WHO to hurt Venezuelans

May. 1, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As much as $110 million in U.S. funding for disease prevention in Latin America as well as U.S. support for Venezuelan migrants has been thrown into doubt as part of President Donald Trump's decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its response to the coronavirus...

A woman wearing a mask and gloves against the spread of the new coronavirus, waits outside a soup kitchen run by nuns, waiting for it to open and get some food, in Caracas’ Petare slum in Venezuela, Thursday, April 30, 2020. To avoid the spread of the new coronavirus the soup kitchen is giving out the food to take home. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Lawmakers: Trump's funding freeze for WHO hits Venezuela

Apr. 30, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As much as $110 million in U.S. funding for disease prevention in Latin America as well as U.S. support for Venezuelan migrants has been thrown into doubt as part of President Donald Trump's decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its response to the coronavirus...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. A coronavirus vaccine is still months or years away, but groups that peddle misinformation about immunizations are already taking aim -- and potentially eroding -- confidence in what could be humanity’s best chance to defeat the virus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Groups sow doubt about COVID vaccine before one even exists

Apr. 29, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine is still months or years away, but groups that peddle misinformation about immunizations are already taking aim, potentially eroding confidence in what could be humanity’s best chance to defeat the virus. In recent weeks, vaccine opponents have made several...

The remaining residents are evacuated from Freedom Square of Seminole, Friday, April 17, 2020. in Seminole, Fla. Three nursing home residents have died of the coronavirus in an outbreak that has afflicted Freedom Square of Seminole, a sprawling retirement community that has seen dozens of residents hospitalized because of the virus, officials said. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Latest: South Korea virus cases maintain downward trend

Apr. 17, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Trump hoping to resume campaign rallies without social...

FILE - In this April 13, 2020, file photo, a patient arrives in an ambulance cared for by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York. The coronavirus has breathed fresh life into old conspiracy theories and inspired a mishmash of new ones, with a cast of villains that includes Bill Gates, 5G wireless technology, the United Nations and President Donald Trump’s political foes. The baseless claims spreading on social media also feature videos taken outside hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Virus-fueled conspiracy theories take aim at hospitals

Apr. 17, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

The video lasts just 13 seconds and shows nothing more than the view from a car quietly driving past a hospital entrance. But the person who posted it on Twitter used the footage to sarcastically question reports of “apocalyptic conditions” at Mount Sinai Queens in New York City. That video and...