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Craigslist ad circulating on social media flagged as fake by Facebook

Craigslist ad circulating on social media flagged as fake by Facebook
Posted at 1:12 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 14:23:26-04

TULSA — A Craigslist ad circulating social media asks for minority actors or actresses to hold signs at an event in Tulsa on June 20.

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Although the ad doesn't mention President Trump, the map marks the location of the BOK Center where Trump's Tulsa rally is taking place. The rally is June 20.

Shares of the post imply the ad is seeking people to attend the rally OR people to protest outside. The ad doesn't specify.

According to Politifact, the ad, originally posted on Facebook, was flagged as a part of Facebook's efforts to fight misinformation and fake news. Politifact said the ad is no longer on Craigslist and has been flagged for removal.

In November, Politifact said a similar Craigslist ad for an event at the Phoenix Convention Center seeking actors was debunked. In 2017, Politifact said there was another add seeking actors like the one for the Tulsa rally.

This latest Craigslist ad follows the same outline of the past ones that have been debunked, said Politifact.

The Craigslist ad also said coming to event may apply towards community service. Tulsa County posted on Facebook saying the information in the ad about community service was not true.

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