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Social media users have been sharing content online that claims Washington, D.C. experienced a blackout in which electricity, internet and cellular communications were suspended in the early hours of June 1, 2020. The posts use different variations of “#DCblackout”. This claim appears to be baseless. Reuters Fact Check. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt. Examples can be seen ( here ), ( here ) and ( here ). One post reads: “#DCBlackout This picture is the last we saw before all media was cut at 1am. An entire city was on fire and suddenly went silent. We have no idea what is happening, we don’t know if the protestors are safe. No news channels are covering this. Something awful is going on.” ( here ). N... Full story

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