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- This chyron was doctored. CNN did not report this. There is no evidence antifa was involved in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
There’s no evidence that antifa activists were involved in the mob of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
So don’t fall for a doctored CNN chyron with misspelled words that claims antifa has taken credit for the attack.
"Antifa has just taken responsiblitly for storming Capital Hill," reads the text below an image of people carrying Trump flags on Capitol Hill.
A post sharing this image 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.)
A spokesperson for CNN told PolitiFact that the chyron was doctored and that the news network did not report this.
Those words do not appear in the original broadcast, as this photo published by The Dispatch Fact Check shows.
We rate this Facebook post False.
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Facebook post, Jan. 7, 2021
Statement from CNN, Jan. 8, 2021
CNN broadcast still, Jan. 6, 2021
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