NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week for March 18 2023

FILE - An overturned tree sits in front of a tornado damaged home in Mayfield, Ky., on Dec. 11, 2021. On Friday, March 17, 2023, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming climate, weather or meteorological events that we would classify as “extreme” have declined in severity over the last 20 or 30 years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, 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: