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- There is no evidence Halyna Hutchins tweeted this.
On Oct. 21, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot when actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the movie "Rust."
Misinformation about Hutchins, the film’s director of photography, have spread on social media in the days since. One taps into a longtime and unfounded conspiracy theory often referred to as the "Clinton body count" — baseless allegations that Bill and Hillary Clinton kill their political enemies. We’ve fact-checked several claims that the Clintons were involved in the deaths of people like John F. Kennedy Jr., financier Jeffrey Epstein and actor Paul Walker.
None were true, and neither is the claim that Hutchins tweeted days before her death on Oct. 18, "I have information that will lead to Hillary Clinton’s arrest."
What looks like a screenshot of the purported tweet 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.)
Hutchins didn’t tweet this.
There is a Twitter account with the same handle and username as appears in the screenshot of the tweet: @HalynaHutchins and Halyna Hutchins. It was created in April 2021 and includes a link to what appears to be Hutchins’ online portfolio. But we found no tweets and no archived deleted tweets associated with the account.
We did notice that the Halyna Hutchins account in the screenshot that supposedly shared the Clinton message has a verified checkmark next to it. However, the one that exists online does not.
When someone deletes a tweet, it will still show up in Google search results even though the link itself is dead. We didn’t find any such trace that Hutchins tweeted this about Hillary Clinton.
We rate this post Pants on Fire.
Instagram post, Oct. 25, 2021
The New York Times, What we know about the fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin’s New Mexico movie set, Oct. 25, 2021
The New York Times, A cinematographer killed on set is recalled as talented and spirited, Oct. 22, 2021
Halyna Hutchins Twitter account, visited Oct. 25, 2021
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