President Donald Trump isn’t sending troops into South Africa. That’s a made-up story surfacing on the internet.
“TRUMP blast again: ‘I am sending troops to South Africa and they will not leave until the killing stop and the land issue resolved,’ ” a headline on a blog reads.
This story was flagged as part Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.
The post includes a screenshot of a post by the Facebook page Donald Trump Quotes. We were unable to locate the original post on their page. Either way, the page is not an official communication channel for Trump.
We found no announcement of the sort as we scrolled through Trump’s tweets, Facebook posts and White House accounts, as well as Defense Department press releases.