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- President Joe Biden is alive and has been traveling around the world.
The deaths of serving and former U.S. presidents draw global news coverage, but there is none to corroborate the claim in a recent unfounded Facebook post.
"Biden is shot!" the Feb. 20 post, which has been viewed more than 50,000 times, says. "Behind-the-scenes executions — who will be next — big name coming! Tick, Tock!"
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook.)
Biden made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Feb. 20, but he didn’t perish there. Rather, he traveled on to Poland, where he gave a speech in Warsaw on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both trips were widely filmed and photographed.
A video in the Facebook post features discussions about QAnon conspiracy theories but offers no evidence to support the claim that Biden was shot in the behind-the-scenes execution.
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Facebook post, Feb. 20, 2023
The Associated Press, Biden declares ‘Kyiv stands’ in surprise visit to Ukraine, Feb. 20, 2023
C-SPAN, Presidential Remarks on the One-Year Anniversary of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2023
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