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This is bogus. There have been zero news reports about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, being hanged — an event that would be covered by countless news organizations around the world.
Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is still very much alive.
But that’s not what one viral, 20-minute video wants you to believe. Complete with a robotic narrator, the Facebook clip baselessly claims that "Hunter Biden’s life ended Friday morning" weeks after a military court in Guantanamo Bay found him guilty for treason and a "a myriad of sex crimes against underage women."
The video was shared by a self-described "gaming center" Facebook page called American AOR, which allegedly has over 23,000 followers. A review of the page shows that it consistently promotes spam videos like this one, and its tactics are repeated by similar spam pages, with many showing connections to foreign countries including Indonesia and Vietnam. The lone review on American AOR calls it "Bull---- for the gullible."
The video 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.)
This claim is nonsense. If the president’s son had died, there would be worldwide news coverage of it. There has been none.
On the day Hunter Biden was supposedly hanged, Fox News host Sean Hannity spoke about the ongoing DOJ investigation into a consulting firm tied to the younger Biden. Hannity didn’t mention anyone’s death.
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden recently sold at least five prints of artwork for $75,000 each at his recent Los Angeles exhibition, appearing on Oct. 1 before a crowd of 200 people at Hollywood's Milk Studios.
There is no evidence that this video is legitimate. Pants on Fire!
Facebook video, Oct. 17, 2021
Fox News, Hannity: 'Vile' Joe Biden is proving 'morally bankrupt', Oct. 15, 2021
The Hill, DOJ investigating consulting firm tied to Hunter Biden: report, June 3, 2021
Yahoo.com, Hunter Biden sells five art pieces for $75,000 each in Los Angeles, Oct. 8, 2021
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