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- CNN didn’t report that former President Barack Obama was implicated as a suspected serial killer.
A recent Facebook post suggests that CNN recently reported that former President Barack Obama was implicated as a serial killer.
"Barack Obama's Ex-Boyfriend Admits He Was 'Prime Suspect' in Gay Serial Killer Case| CNN BREAKING NEWS - September 06, 2023," reads the video description in the Sept. 6 post.
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 video itself doesn’t mention CNN, and a network spokesperson told PolitiFact it reported on no such thing.
We found nothing on CNN’s website to contradict that.
The post’s video delves into unfounded allegations that Obama murdered a choir director.
We looked for credible news reports or other evidence that Obama was a suspect in the serial killing of gay people and found none.
We rate claims that CNN reported he was named as a serial killing suspect Pants on Fire!
Facebook post, Sept. 6, 2023
Courthouse News Service, Memoirist dodges lawsuit after odd Obama claims, March 2, 2012
Tucker Carlson tweet, Sept. 6, 2023
Email interview with Anna Beth Jager, spokesperson, CNN, Sept. 11, 2023
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