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Fake News: Trump DID NOT Sign Bill Allowing Visa-Free Travel From Ghana, Ethiopia And Kenya

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:23:25 Z)

A fake news item has been making the rounds on the internet claiming that citizens of Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya do not need a visum to travel to the United States. The origin of the rumor was probably this article on the currently defunct website Metropolitan Worlds.


Here is part of the article as found in the Google cache:

Trump Signs New Bill: You dont Need a Visa to Visit U.S if you are From these African Countries

US President, Donald Trump, is reportedly getting ready to sign an executive order that will make citizens of these African countries visit the U.S without a visa. They are:
2. Ghana
3. Ethiopia
The decision was based on a research conducted by YALI, which revealed that the youth of these three countries have great potentials and must therefore be allowed to explore the opportunities the U.S presents.
Donald Trump has signed no such bill and the story is completely fabricated. If you live in Ghana and you want to visit the United States, please check the website of the U.S. Embassy for all information about visa.

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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