NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
Sunday, September 10, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - A patient is given a flu vaccine Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming vaccines for the flu, measles, mumps and rubella don’t work because they were developed decades ago, yet the diseases haven’t been eradicated. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
FILE - A roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark., on Monday, May 21, 2018. On Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming Arkansas is switching to election ballots that are marked by hand rather than by machine. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
FILE - Vehicles line up in a several hour wait to leave the Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert, Nev., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. On Friday, Sept. 8, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming officials confirmed an Ebola outbreak at the Burning Man festival and that a national emergency was declared. (AP Photo/Andy Barron, 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: