Jul 22, 2020

Facebook investigates misleading Trump post using Ukraine photo

Facebook is investigating a post by Donald Trump's official Facebook account that purports to show violence in the US but is in fact of an event in another country. The advert shows one image of Mr Trump in a calm setting talking to police officers and another of a security official being surrounded by protesters, saying: "Public safety vs chaos and violence". The image is a photo from a pro-democracy protest in Ukraine in 2014.What does the ad show? The post reads "Evangelicals For Trump are ready to help re-elect President Donald J Trump." Using a reverse image search shows that the image is actually from Ukraine and was first posted in 2014, during the revolution that overthrew the government.

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