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

  • FILE - This Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo shows a sample ballot on a Dominion Voting machine in Atlanta, Ga. On Friday, March 26, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting “Finally, a judge has ruled Dominion Voting Machines were designed to create fraud.” No judge has made such a ruling. In December 2020, Michigan 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin Elsenheimer allowed the release of a report that contained false claims about human error in Antrim County and about Dominion Voting Systems election technology, including the unsubstantiated assertion that the company’s machines were designed to create fraud. The release of that report, which has since been debunked, did not amount to Elsenheimer endorsing its claims. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, March 25, 2021 file photo, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, appears before Boulder District Court Judge Thomas Mulvahill at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colo. On Friday, March 26, 2021, The Associated Press reported on a manipulated image circulating online incorrectly asserting that CNN displayed a banner during coverage of the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, stating the gunman was “factually Arab, but morally white.” The manipulated screenshot of a CNN broadcast was shared thousands of times on Facebook this week, fooling social media users who did not realize it was initially shared as satire. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

  • FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden listens as Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks at a Pfizer manufacturing site in Portage, Mich. On Friday, March 26, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting the CEO of Pfizer refuses to get the COVID vaccine. In fact, he has already received two shots. “Albert Bourla received his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on March 10, 2021,” Pfizer spokesperson Faith Salamon told The Associated Press in an email. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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