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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke June 23, 2020

Photos show a protest and other events, not Trump’s Tulsa rally

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  • Most of these photos show events that were not Trump’s rally in Tulsa. 

If you thought every photo looked like a different event in this collection of images supposedly showing President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20, you’re mostly right — two of the images are actually the same picture. 

"Today in Tulsa Oklahoma," says the caption of this collage that’s being shared on Facebook. 

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.) 

We did reverse image searches of the photos to find their original descriptions. Clockwise from left, the first photo shows thousands of people marching in Brooklyn, N.Y., in support of Black trans people on June 14. 

The second photo is one we fact-checked in a previous story about photos mislabeled to look like they’re from Trump’s rally. In reality, this one shows Rolling Thunder motorcycle riders in a Virginia parking lot in 2019. 

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Both the third and fifth photos — which are actually the same picture — show a crowd gathering in Great Falls, Mont., before a Trump campaign rally in July 2018. 

The fourth photo appears to be from outside the Tulsa rally, where hundreds lined up early to get in, an ABC News affiliate reported.  

But most of these photos — including the two biggest photos — are from different events, and they’re being deployed en masse here to paint a misleading picture about Trump’s rally in Tulsa. 

We rate this post False. 


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