This tweet from NBC News’ Peter Alexander on a hearing today to discuss the tender-age children separated from their parents at the border is blowing up tonight with tons of blue-checks retweeting it as if it’s gospel. Spoiler, it’s not:

Here’s the HuffPost’s Elise Foley with the truth:

10,000+ retweets for Alexander compared to not even 200 for Foley. Vox’s Dara Lind even called the Alexander report “fake news”:

But this narrative will become the truth. Here’s is small sample of the blue-check outrage over the disputed report from Alexander:

It’s really, really weird how this keeps happening, right?

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