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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 23, 2024

Are United Nations ‘troops’ coming to the U.S. as the Pentagon braces for unrest? No

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  • The Pentagon said this story is "false." 

This image of what looks like a news headline is alarming some social media users: "UN troops to be deployed across U.S. as Pentagon prepares for ‘civil unrest.’"

"This is an act of war!!" said a May 18 Instagram post sharing the image. 

It 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.)

We found the headline on a May 15 article on a website called "The People’s Voice," which has previously published fake news.

That story says that "the Biden regime has agreed to allow thousands of UN troops to be deployed across the U.S. in anticipation of mass civil unrest in America" and that "the U.N. is directing the migrant crisis in America."

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But the post provides no evidence to support the claim. We looked for credible news reports to corroborate the claim and found none. 

We also asked the Pentagon about the post. 

In a statement, the Pentagon told PolitiFact that the story "is false." 

We rate it Pants on Fire!


Our Sources

Instagram post, May 18, 2024

Blog post, May 15, 2024

Statement from the Pentagon, May 20, 2024


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