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A post that appears to have originated from fake news purveyors in Macedonia falsely said Georgia (our state, not the country) outlawed "Muslim culture."

A March 13 post on USANewsPost.us carried the headline, "Georgia becomes first state to ban Muslim culture in historic move to restore Western values."

Facebook users flagged the post as potentially fake.

PolitiFact Georgia examined the origins of this claim as part of the inaugural International Fact-Checking Day, April 2, which organizers at Poynter.org describe as "not a single event but a rallying cry for more facts — and fact-checking — in politics, journalism, and everyday life."


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