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Two stories posted on Facebook Dec. 7 claim that the NAACP has endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race. But the articles were lifted from a satirical news website and republished without the caveat that this isn’t real news.
The posts were flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
Daily World News, where the story originated, describes itself as "satire for Flat Earthers, Trumpsters and Y’all Qaeda." It’s also tagged "conservative fan fiction" and "satire."
The NAACP hasn’t yet endorsed a 2020 candidate, but on Dec. 5 it published this story on its website: "NAACP applauds call for articles of impeachment against Donald Trump."
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Daily World Update, NAACP officially endorses Trump for 2020 election, visited Dec. 9, 2019
Today Breaking News, NAACP officially endorses Trump for the 2020 election, Dec. 7, 2019
Daily News Updates, NAACP officially endorses Trump for 2020 election, Dec. 7, 2019
NAACP, NAACP applauds call for articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, Dec. 5, 2019
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