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- These photos are from three different rallies, and none of them Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20.
"Don’t believe the leftist lies!" warns a Facebook post showing three photos of crowds. "Here are pictures from Trump’s Tulsa rally!!! This was an awesome turnout in spite of all of the threats of violence, threats of Covid, etc!!! MAGA!!!!!"
What you shouldn’t believe is this Facebook post, which 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.)
We’ve already fact-checked a batch of photos wrongly claiming to show the crowd that gathered for President Donald Trump’s June 20 campaign rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. The images in this post are also being misused to make it look like Trump’s rally was packed, when the actual attendance was far lower than the campaign’s stated expectations.
We used Google Images and TinEye to do reverse image searches of the photos in the Facebook post to figure out what they actually show.
The first photo is from a Trump rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in July 2018.
The second photo is from a Trump rally in Manchester, N.H., in February 2020.
The third photo is from a rally in Lexington, Ky., in November 2019.
We rate this post False.
Facebook post, June 20, 2020
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