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

  • In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, members of the state Assembly rise for prayer during the first 2021-22 legislative session in the Assembly Chambers at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming the Wisconsin Assembly voted this week to withdraw its 10 electoral votes for President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

  • A car pulls into the emergency room entrance at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 5. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming vaccines only reduce hospitalizations in the U.S., not in other countries. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

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: