NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
By Associated Press | Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - President Joe Biden greets children as he visits the Capitol Child Development Center, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. On Friday, May 19, 2023, The Associated Press reported on a photo circulating online that was manipulated to make it appear that Biden was touching a child inappropriately below the waist. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
FILE - Dr. Monica Bertagnolli speaks at the University of California, San Francisco’s cancer center in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. On Friday, May 19, 2023, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming a White House press release says that Bertagnolli, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the National Institutes of Health, received tens of millions of dollars in research money from Pfizer. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool, 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: