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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke December 10, 2019

No, Ilhan Omar didn’t host a flag-burning party

A satirical story claiming U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar hosted a flag burning party is being reshared on Facebook without labeling to let readers know it’s not actually real. 

"Ilhan Omar just hosted a flag burning party," reads the headline of the Dec. 8 post on a website called Dayz Report Daily News that describes itself as providing "latest news." 

It was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

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The story originated on, where it was tagged with labels like "conservative fan fiction" and "satire for Islamaphobes."

"Saturday night at Ilhan’s!" reads a description of the invitation in the fake news story about the Minnesota Democrat. "Bring your flags and throw them into the bonfire! Burgers, shawarma, and tea for all!"

We rate this Facebook post Pants on Fire! 


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