A look at what did happen this week

A look at what did happen this week

Stories and visuals of the week. None of these are widely shared on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

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CLAIM: photos on social media show fires burning in the Amazon.

THE FACTS: Several dramatic photos of fires in the Amazon that are not current. One photo, taken at night, by Daniel Beltra for Greenpeace. Titled “Rainforests: Lifebelt for an Endangered Planet.” T clouds of black smoke. It was taken by photographer Mario Tama and published by the Getty photo agency in 2014, described only as “The Amazon basin in Brazil.” Bruno Kellyin in August 2017 and published the same month. It was captured during the operation by the Brazilian Institute for the Environment. Has been a record of forest fires in Brazil this year. As of Thursday, Brazil 's National Space Research Institute. T That 's the last year' s figure. And a little over half of those, 40,341, have been spotted in the Amazon region.

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CLAIM: National Geographic t

THE FACTS: National Geographic t Several Instagram accounts Users of share posts posts. Stephanie Otway, a spokesperson for Facebook, which is an Instagram, said “we are here.” The post used the image showing the Amazon rainforest. like = $ 1. t "partnered with @natgeo." t National Geographic senior director of communications, National Geographic was not in any such campaign. “We are not affiliated with these organizations or social media accounts,” they said. Sharing the misinformation in Spanish.

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CLAIM: Black-and-white photo shows Rep. O going going going going going going going going…………….. Training.

THE FACTS: The photograph was taken by the Associated Press on Feb. 25, 1978, before Omar was born. Halane, Somalia. Is false. “There is a photo that uses the photo. “Jihadi Omar at Training Camp for Terrorists!” States another. Omar, and Somali-America who became the first Muslim refugee elected to U.S. Congress last year, was born on Oct. 4, 1982 taken. In a tweet late Wednesday night, a tweet. The one checking her gun and Somali army recruit. She is wearing a uniform that features a white belt. Person standing behind challenge from the instructor.

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CLAIM: Instagram and changing its privacy policy. Permission to use "My pictures,"

THE FACTS: The false post. "Everything you’ve ever posted". T “On Tuesday, Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, countered the claim, posting:“ Heads up! Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow. It is not true. ”Actors Rob Lowe and Debra Messing, better off Energy Secretary Rick Perry Written, “Feel free to repost !! #nothanksinstagram. ” t “There 's no truth to this post,” Stephanie Otway, a spokesperson for Facebook, who told the AP in the email Wednesday. Instagram says its users. “We collect the content, communications, create

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CLAIM: Court upholds North Dakota hand stripping voting rights from Native Americans.

THE FACTS: Posts circulating on Facebook rights in North Dakota. They are Has been criticized for possible suppressing Native American votes. (B). T (a). T Before 2013, the affidavit attesting to their eligibility. Heidi Heitkamp narrowly claimed a U.S. Population. T Home office boxes, not street addresses. Last October, weeks before the midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court t The 8th U.S. Statements on social media. Federally recognized tribes assign tribal members addresses. The coordinator is the coordinator. The AP reported last year that at the end of the year, last year, last year.

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Beganice Dupuy and Arijeta Lajka in New York, and Amanda Seitz in Chicago.

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