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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke August 22, 2023

Old video about Biden impeachment articles is misleadingly repackaged as breaking news

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  • This video is from May 2023. Articles of impeachment weren’t filed against President Joe Biden on Aug. 19.

Articles of impeachment weren’t filed against President Joe Biden on Aug. 19, despite the claim of a Facebook post published that day.

"BREAKING Articles Of Impeachment To Be Filed Against President Joe Biden Today!" the post says. 

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

The post’s video — which also says "Breaking: Articles of impeachment to be filed against President Joe Biden today! — is old. 

It was posted on YouTube on May 18, when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., introduced articles of impeachment against Biden over how he’s handled migrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., introduced articles of impeachment against Biden in June, and Rep. Greg-Steube, R-Fla., filed articles of impeachment against the president Aug. 11. 

But no such articles were filed against Biden on Aug. 19. We rate that claim False.

 

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