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- A spokesperson for North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that his daughter, who is engaged, didn’t have a wedding.
- The state isn’t in lockdown but there are COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting the number of people who can gather indoors outside.
Social media posts from over the weekend accused North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, of hypocrisy.
"Just so y’all know Roy Cooper daughter having a big wedding today," said one post published Nov. 22. "500 people. Then going to lock you down on Monday."
This 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.)
"The internet is full of breathless accusations that Gov. Cooper got married in a huge event over the weekend," she said. "It’s not true. It was never true. There was no wedding, big or small. Can we all go back to focusing on slowing the deadly virus that’s circulating?"
The Facebook post is also wrong that the state is in lockdown. On Nov. 23, Cooper announced additional COVID-19 measures, such as tightening the existing statewide mask requirement, that go into effect on Nov. 25.
The state was already under other restrictions that limit most indoor gatherings to 10 people and most outdoor gatherings to 25 people.
We rate this Facebook post False.
Facebook post, Nov. 22, 2020
Sadie Weiner tweet, Nov. 23, 2020
The News & Observer, NC governor’s office dispels rumor of weekend wedding, Nov. 23, 2020
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Updates from this week (November 22-November 28), Nov. 23, 2020
ABC 13, Gov. Cooper issues new executive order tightening mandate on masks, Nov. 23, 2020
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