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Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan

The New York Times: “A group of Honduran migrants traveling through Mexico toward the United States has attracted enormous amounts of attention in recent days, including a litany of false, misleading and unproven statements circulating on social media. Some of this misinformation has been fueled by statements from officials in the United States, including President Trump, who spread an unproven rumor that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” were among the group. (He later admitted there was “no proof” for his statement.) Other rumors have been shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Here is a closer look at five widely shared images of the caravan, along with why the claims made about them shouldn’t be taken at face value…”

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