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Katelyn Ferral
By Katelyn Ferral February 2, 2024

Texas tractors are not lining up on the U.S. southern border, that Facebook video is from Germany

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  • No, Texas tractors are not lining up on the southern border. A Facebook video claiming to show that is of a tractor protest in Germany.

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There is a lot of debate on how to defend the U.S. southern border, but Texas tractors aren’t lining up en masse to do so.

A Jan. 25 Facebook reel shows a video panning across lines of tractors stacked on a hillside, many with protest signs on their vehicles.  A caption under the video says "Texas tractors defend border!" 

This Facebook 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 reel’s video is from farmer protests in Germany in January. More than 2,000 farmers in multiple cities in Hessen, central Germany, protested the federal government’s subsidy policy from Jan. 8 through Jan. 21, according to a report from a local TV station, Hessenschau. 

Multiple videos of the Germany protests are on YouTube and on TikTok

We rate the claim that Texas tractors are defending the border False.

 

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