Gatlin Didier

Fact Check

Instagram censors random meme: Instagram user gatlin_didier posted, "This would be my worst nightmare 🚫🥩😳." The post included a video meme that read "Judge: I sentence you to eat ONLY veggies the rest of your life. Me:" and underneath it, the viral video of a man attacking a Las Vegas judge in court after the man was denied bond in his case. Instagram placed a fact-check label under the post that read, "False Information. The same information was reviewed by independent fact-checkers in another post." When users clicked the label to find out more, it read, "False Information. The same false information was reviewed in another post by fact-checkers. There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say this information has no basis in fact. Fact-Checker: AFP MENA. Conclusion: False." The box also linked to the fact-check article referenced, which was published by the Arabic sector of AFP. The article claims that the video of the attack on the judge is unrelated to Gaza, despite the fact that the meme does not reference Gaza.

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