What This Viral Post Gets Wrong About the Kenosha Shootings

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2020
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A viral Facebook post claims to show a picture of a “rioter [who] thought he could take on a man protecting his business with an AR rifle, using his pistol.” The post has been shared 10,000 times since August 26.

This image is from the Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, and shows one of three victims of the shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night. The suspect is Kyle Rittenhouse, who is not a “man protecting his business,” but a 17-year-old who crossed state lines and traveled from his hometown...

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