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

  • President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, in Washington. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming members of Congress gave themselves a 21% pay raise in early March. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File)

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Florida, led by DeSantis, has eliminated its tax on gas. (AP Photo/John Raoux, 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: