Fake News About National Guard Rounding Up Illegal Immigrants Still Trending as Top Story on Facebook

Posted: Feb 17, 2017 3:52 PM

Early Friday morning, the Associated Press reported on a memo they claimed shows Trump administration plans to use thousands of National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants in cities across the country. 

The White House immediately denied the accusation, calling it 100 percent false. 

Eventually, AP and Reuters amended their stories, still not fully reflecting context of the memo in question.  

Regardless, as of 3:31 p.m. ET on Friday the fake news is still trending as the top story on Facebook.

Just yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg discussed the problem of fake news at length on his Facebook page.

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