Fact check: Fabricated CBS News tweet misleads on Buffalo shooting

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2022
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The claim: Images show CBS News tweeted information about new arrests in the Buffalo shooting, and an additional victim

Weeks after the mass shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket, online posts continue to spread false narratives about the mass shooting.

A lone gunman was arrested after the mass shooting, but a May 16 Facebook post claims the suspect did not act alone. In that Facebook post – which includes a supposed screenshot of a tweet from a CBS news outlet in New Zealand –additional suspects and victims are identified. The supposed tweet includes photos and other details.

"Two individuals arrested in connection with the...

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