A viral quote meme offering dangerous health advice presented as common sense guidance includes a photo of actor Morgan Freeman. But the actor never said this. Let’s take a look at the facts.
Falsely attributing political messages to popular celebrities is a common tactic used by peddlers of disinformation to help their messages gain wider acceptance and reach. When you see a controversial message of any kind attributed to — or associated with — any celebrity, always proceed with caution, and be especially wary of claims involving well-liked figures with broad appeal.
- “No, Morgan Freeman Isn’t Telling People to Stop Taking COVID-19 Tests” (Dan Evon, Snopes).
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