Link debunking the hoaxes and misleading posts about the nationwide police brutality protests (Non-fiction)

During breaking major events, rumors and hoxes seem to abound.  This week’s nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd and police brutality are no exception.  Here are some fact-checking sites debunking some of the misinformation:

  • BuzzFeed is updating this article as they get more information
  • These are the Snopes articles tagged “George Floyd”
  • featured some of their articles in this post

I’m sure there will be many more hoaxes and “fake news” surrounding these protests.  These sites may not deal with all of them.  So as a good rule, remember that if a meme, post, or article seems to fit your views too perfectly, you might want to take a closer look before spreading it.

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