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But we recently came across a statement falsely attributed to Borowitz on social media that disparages Hillary Clinton and people who voted for her.
To be fair, he said most of it, but with one rather significant difference: He was talking about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, not Clinton.
The post that we found had been shared on Facebook more than 3,000 times and featured a photograph of Borowitz alongside text that reads: "Stopping Hillary is a short-term solution. The long-term solution –– and it will be more difficult –– is fixing the educational system that has created so many people ignorant enough to vote for Hillary."
The post 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.) While that particular post was deleted while we were fact-checking it, we found the image several other places.
The quote in the image is doctored to make it look like Borowitz is being critical of Clinton.
We found that he posted the statement on his verified Facebook page on Nov. 4, 2016, four days before the presidential election. The only words altered in the Facebook post’s version are the two references to "Hillary," in which Borowitz actually wrote "Trump."
The statement has been altered. We rate it False.
Facebook post, Dec. 9, 2019
The New Yorker, The Borowitz Report, Accessed Dec. 13, 2019
FactCheck.org, Meme Doctors Quote From Well-Known Satirist, Dec. 12, 2019
Andy Borowitz, Facebook post, Nov. 4, 2016
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