Fact Check: No! 400,000 Americans Did Not Die Within 9 Hours Of Biden Becoming US President

A picture is widely being shared on social media which shows a screengrab of a bulletin by a US-based news channel, Fox News.

In the screengrab, it is being claimed that 400,000 Americans died within 9 hours of Biden becoming President of the United States of America.

The caption of the post reads, ‘Joe Biden has been President for nine hours and 400,000 Americans are dead already. What is he doing? ‘.

Find the above post here.

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NewsMobile did a fact check on the picture and found that the claim is fake.

We started our investigation by carefully examining the picture and noticed a watermark of ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ on the top right corner.

We further checked the official Twitter handle of Daily Show and found the same image published on January 21, 2021.

The description of the Twitter handle read, ‘Trevor Noah and The World’s Fakest News Team. Weeknights 11/10c on @ComedyCentral. Visit dailyshow.com/act to take action against the issues you care about most’.

Moreover, we looked for the report on the Fox News website but did not find any report remotely close to the claim.

Hence, our investigation proves that the screengrab of Fox News bulletin is morphed and the claim that 40,000 Americans did not die within 9 hours of Biden’s presidentship is FAKE.

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