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- Nancy Pelosi wasn’t executed. She has participated in multiple press conferences and made statements in the days since this misinformation started to spread online.
Nearly a week ago, on Aug. 9, a screenshot of a Facebook post started to spread on Instagram. It said: "Nancy Pelosi has been executed. Source: military."
She wasn’t. And we now have days worth of tweets, photos and public appearances to counter that claim.
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Pelosi’s verified Twitter account has tweeted every day since Aug. 9 with the exception of Aug. 16, at least as of about 3:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. Her staff could be tweeting from the account but Pelosi has also been recorded and photographed at press conferences.
On Aug. 10, for example, Pelosi discussed emergency rental assistance at a press conference in San Francisco. The event was live streamed.
And on Aug. 13, Pelosi participated in a press conference at the Ethel Bradley Early Education Center in Los Angeles. Footage from that event posted on YouTube by Forbes shows her sitting among children with Rep. Maxine Waters.
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Instagram post, Aug. 9, 2021
Nancy Pelosi Twitter account, visited Aug. 16, 2021
Nancy Pelosi remarks at press conference on President Biden’s child tax credit, Aug. 13, 2021
YouTube, Pelosi, Maxine Waters promote ‘Biden child tax credit’ at elementary school, Aug. 12, 2021
Getty Images photos of Nancy Pelosi in the past week, visited Aug. 16, 2021
Reuters photos of Nancy Pelosi in the past week, visited Aug. 16, 2021
Nancy Pelosi tweet, Aug. 10, 2021
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