Uncertain

Photo of Migrant Woman and Children Tear-Gassed at the U.S.-Mexico Border Was Staged

Claim

The photo of a migrant woman and children being tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico Border was staged.

Rating

Uncertain

Summary

While images show that photographers were set up at the border crossing, it is not clear if the pictures they captured were staged. No additional evidence was provided by the people making the claims.

Claimed By

Twitter user @jetrotter

Breakdown

  • Many news organizations reported on a breaking story involving migrant men, women, and children being tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

  • After a migrant group rushed the border on Sunday, Nov. 25th, border agents used tear gas on the crowd.

  • Trump made an official statement on the incident, saying:

“They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas” “Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally”

  • Twitter user @jetrotter posted a tweet alleging that the viral photo of a migrant woman and children being tear-gassed was a hoax:
  • Shortly after, many prominent right-wing news organizations also raised concerns of the photo’s validity; questioning if it was a staged production.

  • No other evidence has been provided to support the claim.

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