Fake News: Chelsea Manning WAS NOT Released From Prison (Yet)

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

In a tweet on January 26th 2017 President Donald Trump implied that Chelsea Manning has already been released from prison (and calls her a traitor).

However when Manning's sentence was commuted by President Obama it was for all but four of the remaining months of her prison sentence. This means the release date is set for May 17th 2017 and not, as President Trump implies, already in the past.

However, we could be wrong. Just to be sure we polled our readers to find out what they thought:

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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