Here is a fact check of four of the many false claims that were circulating in late December and early January.
But some social media users have been sharing a supposed quote of White purportedly saying, three days before she died, that “I just got boosted today.” The supposed quote has been used to suggest that the booster played a role in White’s death.
Facts First: The quote is fake. White never said she got a booster shot on December 28 — and agent and friend Witjas says she did not get a booster at all. “Betty never received a booster before her passing,” Witjas said in a Tuesday email to CNN, “period.”
A fake screenshot about the White House
Under the heading “President Biden’s new winter plan,” the image showed a list that began with these three items: “Learn about Restrictions on Cross-State Travel,” “Read About the New Booster Requirements” and “See America’s New Quarantine Centers.”
Buskirk, who had about 43,000 Twitter followers in early January, added his own inflammatory words above the screenshot — claiming in his tweet that Biden “apparently” wanted to “open concentration camps,” referring to the supposed “new quarantine centers.” Buskirk’s tweet was retweeted by J.D. Vance, a Republican candidate for a US Senate seat in Ohio, who had more than 171,000 followers as of early January.