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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke March 19, 2021

No, this Candace Owens tweet isn’t real

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  • An image of a tweet that looks like it was published from Candace Owens’ account was doctored.

Rapper Cardi B has deleted a March 16 tweet in which she shared misinformation about Candace Owens, the conservative commentator with whom Cardi B was sparring on Twitter

But screenshots of Cardi B’s tweet are still being shared on Facebook, alongside a screenshot of a fake Owens tweet from Nov. 16. 

"Yes, my husband did cheat on me with my brother," the fake tweet says. "Yes, he said no when I asked to join."

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 image in the post appears to have been doctored to look like it came from Owens. Owens tweeted that Cardi B fell for a doctored tweet, and then threatened to sue her.

Searching for the tweet online, we found no evidence that Owens ever published the statement. While people have shared the screenshot of the supposed tweet, there’s no news coverage or credible reports to support that she ever said this. 

It doesn’t appear in her Twitter feed, and we couldn’t find an archived version of this tweet, which would likely exist considering Owens’ celebrity. There’s an archived version of Cardi B’s deleted tweet, for example.

There’s another clue in the screenshot that this isn’t an authentic Owens tweet. At the bottom of the screenshot it says "view Tweet activity," which is a link to see data on the engagement with a given tweet. That marker would only appear under a Twitter user’s own tweet, because Twitter users can’t view other users’ tweet activity. For this image to be authentic, the screenshot would have to have been captured by Owens or someone with access to her account. 

We rate this claim False.

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