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No Evidence Soros Is Funding Immigrant ‘Caravan’

Q: Is George Soros paying Central Americans to immigrate to the U.S.?

A: That’s an unsubstantiated claim that began with a tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz and then spread widely online.

FULL ANSWER

A video purportedly showing Central American emigrants who are part of what has become widely referred to as a “caravan” was posted last week by Rep. Matt Gaetz and, later, President Donald Trump. It has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter.

The problem is that many claims about those videos also include misinformation.

The most widely circulated claim came from”

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