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Did CNN Report That Antifa ‘Claimed Responsibility’ for Storming Capitol Hill?
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Did CNN Report That Antifa ‘Claimed Responsibility’ for Storming Capitol Hill?

Nope.

A graphic has started to spread on social media, allegedly showing a CNN chyron reporting that Antifa was behind the attack on Congress on Wednesday.

https://twitter.com/ProgreAzote/status/1347141736582279169

There is no reporting on CNN’s website to back up this claim, and the image bears signs of being fake: “Capitol Hill,” for example, is misspelled as “Capital Hill.” The real image can be seen here, and shows instead that the chyron reads “The Presidential Election: Congress Counts the Vote.”

Matt Dornic, head of strategic communications at CNN, told The Dispatch Fact Check that the image “has been sloppily edited to spread a bogus narrative” and affirmed that “CNN did not report the information in the chyron.” 

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Alec Dent is a former culture editor and staff writer for The Dispatch.