Did the Standard newspaper tweet that it hadn’t published a certain story about William Ruto, Kenya’s deputy president?
At least two Facebook users have posted a screenshot of what seems to be a tweet by the Standard. It shows a newspaper article, headlined “Ruto elected to serve at the global governance body”, with “FAKE” stamped across it.
Standard did publish article
And we could not find the tweet on the Standard’s verified Twitter timeline. The tweet describing the article as fake is itself fake.
The article reported that Ruto had been “elected to serve in the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership”.
The Open Government Partnership, or OGP, describes itself as “an organisation of reformers inside and outside of government, working to transform how government serves its citizens”. It includes 78 countries and many civil society organisations, representing more than 2 billion people.
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