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

  • FILE - In this April 28, 2021 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens during the the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. On Friday, May 28, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that a video shows Cruz swallowing a fly during a Fox News interview. On June 27, 2019, Cruz, a Republican, appeared on the Fox News show “Hannity,” but there was no insect in the original clip. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)

  • FILE - In this March 18, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, May 28, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the front page of a New York Post newspaper shows an image of Fauci under the headline, “Triggered ‘gay cancer’ epidemic in the U.S. THE MAN WHO GAVE US AIDS,” to give the false impression that a 1987 article was about him. The Post did run that headline on Oct. 6, 1987, but the actual story was about a different individual and did not mention Fauci — nor did it include his photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

  • FILE - In this June 12, 2020 file photo, a doctor holds a bag of blood plasma donated by a COVID-19 survivor at at blood bank in La Paz, Bolivia. On Friday, May 28, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the Red Cross says if you recovered from COVID-19 and had a vaccine, you cannot donate blood plasma because the vaccine wipes out natural antibodies. The Red Cross said the statement is inaccurate, and COVID-19 vaccines do not wipe out antibodies, according to experts. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019, file photo, Chelsea Clinton speaks at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown. On Friday, May 28, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting Clinton tweeted about Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, asking, “What kind of man pursues a physical relationship with an underling and has relations with her in their office?” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2020, file photo, Pat Moore, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and health care personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester, Pa. On Friday, May 28, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the variants of the coronavirus that have been found in the global population were created by COVID-19 vaccines. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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