On Fake News: Here’s a Gotcha

Image may contain: text that says '18 Million Illegal Immigrants got their government checks this month... federal workers let let that sink in.'

From Meme-land, where imagined stuff grows like weeds.

Good description of how this stuff gets created and how you can get to truth 

This one from Politifact

Excerpt:

No, 18 million illegal immigrants did not get a ‘government check’ this month
By Samantha Putterman on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 1:19 p.m.

As the government shutdown continues its stretch as the longest in U.S. history, claims on who is and isn’t affected, and everything in between, have been called into question.

If you still have some lingering questions, we tackled many of them here and here.

But now, a viral Facebook post is alleging that millions of undocumented immigrants have received checks from the government while federal workers remain unpaid.

One post claiming this, shared on Jan. 20, has been shared more than 4,100 times. An identical one, posted a day later, has racked up more than 3,200 shares.

The full post reads: “18 million illegal immigrants got their government checks this month… Federal works…let that sink in.”

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