Post claiming IOC banned transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for life is satire

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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An Aug. 28 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) shows a cutout photo of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.

“International Olympic Committee Issues Lifetime Ban For Lia Thomas,” reads text in the photo.

Many commenters took the post seriously.

“Finally a win for real girls competing!!!!” wrote one Facebook user.

“It should be this way across all women's category sports!!!” wrote another.

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