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Katie Sanders
By Katie Sanders September 20, 2020

Don’t believe this faked Ruth Bader Ginsburg tweet about Hillary Clinton

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• Ginsburg did not have a Twitter account. The screenshot is fake.

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not run a personal Twitter account. Keep that in mind when you see online posts of an alarming tweet from "RBGOfficial" preceding her death. There’s nothing official about it.

One fake post shared the day after Ginsburg died evoked a well-worn conspiracy linking former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to various deaths of former staffers and associates.

The Instagram post included a screenshot of a tweet from @RBGOfficial on 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 — the same evening she died. "I have information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton," the tweet says.

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The person who posted this added touches of flair to make the post look legitimate, adding a photo of Ginsburg as the avatar and a blue checkmark to indicate a verified Twitter account. But the claim is easily debunked. Whoever created @RBGOfficial in 2013 has zero followers and tweets.

Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer in her Washington home. She was 87.

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Instagram post, Sept. 19, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court press release regarding Ginsburg’s death, Sept. 18, 2020

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