A photo of people kneeling and wearing matching “Biden please let us in!” t-shirts is circulating with the claim that it shows a group of Haitian migrants, but that’s not true. It’s a photo of migrants at a border crossing in March 2021. Let’s take a look at the facts.
Controversial issues such as immigrationcommonlyengenderboth disinformation (e.g., photos intentionally taken out of context) and misinformation (e.g. photos mistakenly or inadvertently shared out of context) — though it’s often difficult or impossible to know the motivations behind such posts. In addition to presenting a photo in a false context, this post also appears to imply that migrants were given these shirts as part of a political tactic to damage President Joe Biden. The same conspiratorial questions previously circulated in March.
- “Fact Check-Photo does not show Haitian migrants wearing ‘Biden let us in’ T-shirts”(Reuters Fact Check).
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