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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke March 25, 2022

No, Hunter Biden hasn’t been arrested despite persistent online rumors

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  • This information is unfounded. Hunter Biden wasn’t arrested, and the source a Facebook post attributes died in 1999.

In the world of online misinformation, Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, was arrested in August and had his home raided by the military in October. Neither of those claims were true. 

But now, according to a March 24 Facebook post, he’s been busted again. 

"Breaking News!" the post says. "Hunter Biden has been arrested!"

There’s no evidence to support this claim. 

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.)

Searching online and in court case databases, we found no news articles, reports or warrants to corroborate that Hunter Biden is in custody. 

The Facebook post offers a source for this information that further undermines its credibility: "Vice President John F. Kennedy Jr."


Kennedy is, of course, not the vice president, nor is he alive. He died in a plane crash in 1999. Some followers of the QAnon movement believe he isn’t dead, and want him to run on a ticket with former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. 

But that’s not possible. 

We rate this post Pants on Fire. 


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