Did Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY tweet that her shoes were stolen when the U.S. Capitol was invaded by rioters on January 6, 2021? No, that's not true: Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on her verified account that the Facebook post, was fake.The spoofer who created the image of a Tweet failed to include in it Twitter's blue checkmark that denotes verified accounts that are prone to hoaxes like this one.
As most people know by now, many things were stolen during the terrorist insurrection at the Capitol: laptops, mail, even the Speaker's lectern. Security cameras also picked up a well-disguised fellow about 5'4" stealing all of my SHOES, for Chrissake. Unbelievable.
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Jan 15 17:32:37 2021 UTC)
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about the fake post on January 14, making it clear that her shoes weren't stolen when the U.S. Capitol was stormed. It read:
On a lighter note there was also another viral photoshopped tweet about my shoes () but also now ppl are asking if I need shoes no thanks. That was fake too!
On a lighter note there was also another viral photoshopped tweet about my shoes (😬) but also now ppl are asking if I need shoes 😭 no thanks. That was fake too!-- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 14, 2021
Sometimes when people call me "extreme" I wonder how many fake Facebook stories/posts they've been exposed to