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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke October 26, 2021

No, the Clintons, Colin Powell and Hunter Biden didn’t have military tribunals

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  • This is baseless. 

The headline on a widely-viewed Facebook video is sensational, but unfounded: "Clintons, Powell & Hunter Biden have already undergone military tribunals," the post says. 

The video itself is nearly 9 minutes long but doesn’t even address the claims in the video’s title. 

It’s a common format found on Facebook lately: a clickbait headline with content that doesn’t match. 

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.)

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Military tribunals come up in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which maintains without evidence that powerful cabal of politicians and celebrities run a global child sex trafficking ring. In the video in this post, the woman speaking refers to the cabal and makes other comments that sound rooted in QAnon. 

But there’s nothing to corroborate the claim that former President Bill Clinton, former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell, and Hunter Biden, son of the president, have been subject to military tribunals. 

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