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Fact Check-Fabricated Chelsea Clinton tweet about ‘racial rehab’

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Reuters
 2021-05-27

A screenshot of a tweet about race attributed to Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been fabricated. A representative for her confirmed to Reuters that the tweet is “fake”.

Examples can be seen here and here .

The tweet reads: “Lesson Number Two From Racial Rehab today. Just because your skin IS white doesn’t mean you have to BE white. #wordsofwisdom”

Reuters was not able to find any record of this tweet on Clinton’s Twitter page (twitter.com/ChelseaClinton) or on anywhere credible online. (here).

Sara Horowitz, a spokeswoman for Clinton, confirmed to Reuters via email that the tweet had been fabricated.

The tweet was likely created with a tweet creator website, which allows users to pick the profile picture, add a verified user check mark and alter the time it was posted.

VERDICT

False. This tweet about race attributed to Chelsea Clinton has been fabricated.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work  here  .         

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