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

  • FILE - In this April 26, 2017, file photo is a Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. On Friday, March 25, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Twitter has a feature that notifies users if a profile belongs to a registered sex offender. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

  • FILE - This undated photo shows Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin photo. On Friday, March 25, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Gagarin has been stripped of his honors by the Space Foundation because he is Russian.(AP Photo)

  • FILE - A revolutionary forces commander, Wajdi Badri, right, stands next to a pre-Gadhafi flag as he celebrates the new take over of the western main square in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. On Friday, March 25, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming NATO killed tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of civilians during a 2011 military intervention in Libya.(AP Photo/Gaia Anderson, File)

  • Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas competes in the 200 freestyle finals at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 18 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. On Friday, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Reka Gyorgy, a Virginia Tech University swimmer, posted from her personal Twitter account: “My finals spot was stolen by Lia Thomas, who is a biological male. Until we all refuse to compete nothing will change. Thanks for all the support retweets and follows I wont stop fighting.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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: