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stated on June 11, 2020 in a Facebook post:
Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, “It’s ‘odd’ that the ANTIFA insurgency happened just as COVID-19 loses steam It’s ‘odd’ that COVID-19 happened the moment impeachment failed. It’s ‘odd’ that impeachment happened the moment Russian hoax failed. The Russian hoax happened because Hillary lost? Notice the pattern?”
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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke June 29, 2020

Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t tweet this conspiracy theory

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  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t tweet this conspiracy theory, but an account using her photo did.
 

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a couple verified Twitter accounts. There’s @SHSanders45, where she last tweeted in 2019. There’s @SarahHuckabee, where she actively tweets today. And, of course, she once tweeted from the handle @PressSec.

In an image being shared on Facebook, it looks like she tweeted a conspiracy theory from yet another account. 

"It’s ‘odd’ that the ANTIFA insurgency happened just as COVID-19 loses steam," the tweet reads. "It’s ‘odd’ that COVID-19 happened the moment impeachment failed. It’s ‘odd’ that impeachment happened the moment Russian hoax failed. The Russian hoax happened because Hillary lost? Notice the pattern?"

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.) 

Sanders’ photo is used as the account’s avatar. But the name is not hers, though it’s easy to see why someone might be confused by it: Sarah Hucklebee. 

"I’m not who you think I am," the bio for the @hucklebee_sarah account says. "But I am still #MAGA #KAG #WWG1WGA" —a reference to QAnon. The account tweeted the message that appears in the Facebook post on June 10, 2020. 

We rate this Facebook post False.

 

Our Sources

Facebook post, June 11, 2020

@SHSanders45 Twitter account, visited June 26, 2020

@SarahHuckabee Twitter account, visited June 26, 2020

@PressSec Twitter account, visited June 26, 2020

@hucklebee_sarah Twitter account, visited June 26, 2020

@hucklbee_sarah tweet, June 10, 2020

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