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- This claim originates from a fabricated story on a website that has published false news before.
The title of a recent Facebook video is unfounded — "military raids Hunter Biden’s Cali home" — but what follows is even wilder.
The claims continue with the president’s son being arrested as "he and two underage female companions tried to re-enter the United States after deboarding a chartered flight that originated in Dubai."
"This is the type of thing you can expect from the Biden family," a man speaking in the video says.
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The information being parroted in the video comes from a story that we’ve checked before. That story was posted on Real Raw News, a website that has previously published false news that PolitiFact recently investigated.
Real Raw News describes itself as a site that tries "to bring light to topics often ignored by others" with a disclaimer: "Information on this site is for informational and educational and entertainment purposes. This website contains humor, parody and satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice of legal counsel."
There’s no evidence that Biden’s California home was raided or that he was arrested. We searched online and looked for news reports of such a raid but found none. Most recently, media coverage has focused on Biden’s art show in New York City.
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Facebook post, Oct. 25, 2021
PolitiFact, No, the military didn’t arrest Hunter Biden, Sept. 8, 2021
PolitiFact, Hangings, guillotines and Gitmo: Going behind Real Raw News’ sensational (and fabricated) headlines, Sept. 24, 2021
Real Raw News, Military arrests Hunter Biden, Aug. 30, 2021
New York Post, Meager turnout marks second day of Hunter Biden’s NYC art show, Oct. 24, 2021
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