November 20, 2020

This week, MediaWise’s Teen Fact-Checking Network took on a claim about a suspicious barrier allegedly put up around the president’s house. 

 

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A photo showing the White House surrounded by a towering grey wall spread across social media on and after Election Day. While the White House did put up smaller non-scalable barriers around its perimeter around Election Day, the photo depicting the tall grey wall was not real. The photo of the White House comes from 2009 and was doctored to include the wall, which never actually existed at the White House.  

MediaWise rating: Not Legit 

Sources:

https://twitter.com/bridgetmcgann/status/1323756699484827650

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/03/fact-check-photo-does-not-show-massive-wall-white-house/6152589002/

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=137051048167889&id=100151145191213

https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-9658457653?fbclid=IwAR0dCZexs3Tse82LH-iJCiIcpSErTuwGfQ8U7uiAJ7FPlly6HR0Az7xW3v8

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/scalable-fencing-erected-white-house-stores-boarded-anticipation/story?id=73977184

This fact check is available at IFCN’s 2020 U.S. Elections FactChat #Chatbot on WhatsApp. Click here for more.

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