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Fake Global News headline about pronouns spreads online
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Fake Global News headline about pronouns spreads online

CLAIM: A screenshot shows Canadian news outlet Global News published an article with the headline: “Experts say not including pronouns in your bio, email, signature are a sign of bigotry.”AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The image is fabricated. There is no record of this headline on Global News, and the outlet confirmed in a statement to The Associated Press that it never published such an article.THE FACTS: Social media users are sharing a fabricated screenshot purporting to show an article from Global News, falsely suggesting it shows a real story about the use of pronouns online.The bogus screenshot shows the headline, “Experts say not including pronouns in your bio, email, signature are a sign of bigotry,” above a stock photo of different pronouns ⁠— such as “him,” “her,” and “they” ⁠— on a...