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Fake News: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal Does NOT Call For Drinking Urine

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:50:40 Z)

Does the "Green New Deal" proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez contain a provision that calls for the drinking of recycled urine? No, that's not true: several conservative figures have been spreading a satirical hoax that seems to have originated with Mark Dice:

(tweet archived here)

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Unfakery was among the first to point out that the screenshot was a hoax:

Dice openly admitted it was him later on:

The actual text of the Green New Deal resolution does not contain this proposal anywhere:

Here's The Full Text Of Congress' Green New Deal Resolution, Introduced By Rep. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez

Clean Power February 8th, 2019 by Jeremy Bloom 116TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. RES. ____ Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Ms. OCASIO-CORTEZ submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ______ RESOLUTION Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.

Ocasio-Cortez also reacted to the hoax on Twitter, blaming the GOP for spreading a false version of the proposed legislation:

For reference, here is the full image:


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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