Conspiracy Theory Falsely Says George Floyd’s Death Was Staged

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJune 10, 2020 12:55 pm,

Posts circulating on Facebook claim that the death of George Floyd – ruled a homicide after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes – was a “staged event.”

Is there any truth behind this conspiracy theory?

Politifact debunked this claim as part of Facebook’s partnership with the fact-checking organization. Madlin Mekleburg of Politifact Texas, based at the Austin American-Statesman, says that there is no evidence to support any part of the conspiracy theory.

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