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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke August 16, 2021

No, Nancy Pelosi wasn’t executed

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  • Nancy Pelosi wasn’t executed. She has participated in multiple press conferences and made statements in the days since this misinformation started to spread online.

Nearly a week ago, on Aug. 9, a screenshot of a Facebook post started to spread on Instagram. It said: "Nancy Pelosi has been executed. Source: military." 

She wasn’t. And we now have days worth of tweets, photos and public appearances to counter that claim. 

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Pelosi’s verified Twitter account has tweeted every day since Aug. 9 with the exception of Aug. 16, at least as of about 3:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. Her staff could be tweeting from the account but Pelosi has also been recorded and photographed at press conferences. 

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On Aug. 10, for example, Pelosi discussed emergency rental assistance at a press conference in San Francisco. The event was live streamed

And on Aug. 13, Pelosi participated in a press conference at the Ethel Bradley Early Education Center in Los Angeles. Footage from that event posted on YouTube by Forbes shows her sitting among children with Rep. Maxine Waters. 

Getty Images and Reuters each have photos of both press conferences. 

We rate this post Pants on Fire.


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