NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

  • FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Buildings in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada are obscured due to the heavy smoke in the air from the wildfires burning south of the border. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting maps of recent wildfires in the Pacific Northwest show the fires stop abruptly at the Canadian border. Maps circulating on social media with this claim include only American data. Canada has its own fire mapping system, which shows there are fires burning in British Columbia, just north of the western U.S. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • FILE - This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting COVID-19 is a man-made virus intentionally manufactured in a lab and released to the public. Scientists say the molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 rules out the possibility that the virus was created in a lab. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden steps off a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., on a visit for campaign events. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting a video of Biden deplaning here shows him waving to an empty field. An Associated Press reporter traveling with Biden on Tuesday confirmed he was waving to firefighters and other ground personnel outside the frame of the video. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Aroundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week.