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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Tweets President Trump Determined to Start War with North Japan-Fiction!

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Tweets President Trump Determined to Start War with North Japan-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) tweeted that President Trump is determined to start war with “North Japan” and referenced Nixon bombing Germans at Pearl Harbor.

The Truth:

A website that allows users to generate fake tweets from high-profile people is behind Sheila Jackson Lee’s bogus tweet about Trump starting war with North Japan.

The historically inaccurate fake tweet first surfaced in December 2017 and re-circulated in January 2018. In it, Jackson Lee appears to bungle historical details of historical events during the 20th century and invent “North Japan.”

A website that allows users to create fake tweets is behind a false rumor that Sheila Jackson Lee tweeted President Trump is determined to start war with North Japan.

In reality, a user created the fake tweet. The website allows users to type whatever they want into a field, and then it turns it into an image that looks like a tweet from public figures. Users can then share screen grabs of the tweets, often misleading and confusing others: makes it easy to generating hoax tweets like the one about Sheila Jackson Lee.

Sheila Jackson Lee has been a frequent target of users. We previously debunked a tweet claiming that she blamed a train derailment in Washington State on Trump’s “racist agenda.” This “North Japan” tweet is the latest hoax.


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