This is how the fake news is made, continued…

On Sunday, the Twitter account @HipHopsRevival posted a video (since deleted) alleging that law enforcement authorities tore a young boy away from his mother over a violation of “immigration laws.” As you can see, before it was deleted it was shared thousands of times:

Here’s a copy of the video that’s been posted to another account:

The officers in the video have since been identified as NYC Parks Enforcement officers, via former NYPD officer John Cardillo:

Whoops. We questioned the authenticity of the video immediately:

But thousands did not, including the blue check-mark brigade. Here’s just a sample of the outrage caused by the Fake News:

Do better, guys.



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