Fake news on Facebook claiming that the US Army is close, advising people to run.


A post on Facebook by Newsroom Uganda says that the US Army is close and that people should start running.

Newsroom Uganda
Mostly Incorrect
This is false news. The photo used in this post is of the Canadian Army under training.

This claim follows the rumour that has been spreading on social media about the US Warships in Mombasa which URN has also dismissed as fake news.
The picture in this post was not taken anywhere near Uganda or Africa. It first appeared in a story that was originally published in the 2020 edition of The Rifleman, a publication of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.
It then appeared in the same story that was republished on January 12, 2021 by the Canadian Army Today.