Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is not a robot, the fact-checking website Snopes reports.
A conspiracy theory had spread quickly online that the Duchess and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, were not human beings, but advanced robots.
Video purporting to demonstrate that the two newlyweds are androids has been viewed over a quarter million times on YouTube.
The video does make a fairly convincing visual case.
“This is some weird f*cking sh*t right here,” the narrator, Lil Donatello says. “This is Prince Harry and his girl, her face does not move.”
“That’s some illuminati sh*t,” he added.
The video may have made a convincing visual case that the royals were not human, because that was the reality of the video.
The Duke and Duchess featured in the video were actually artistic facsimile created by Madame Tussauds. The famous wax museum unveiled the “live figures” which they say is an “exciting innovation” meant “to feel as if they are really meeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in person.”
So yes, the video does show a robotic couple.
“Meghan Markle is not a robot,” Snopes concluded.
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
Julián Castro says his campaign is ‘in dire need’ of funds – and he’s out if he can’t raise $800K in ten days
Julián Castro says he will have to pull out of the Democratic presidential primary if he does not raise $800,000 in the next ten days. Castro, a former HUD Secretary, says he will be forced to stop campaigning if he does not reach his financial goals by the end of the month.
“The truth is, for our campaign, these debates have offered our only guaranteed opportunity to share my vision with the American people,” Castro said in an email to supporters, as Buzzfeed reports.
Legal scholar exposes the absolutely bonkers ‘missing link’ in Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine conspiracy theory
Ryan Goodman, a professor at New York University School of Law, has written a new article with NYU colleague Alex Potcovaru exposing the direct link between President Donald Trump's request to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory pinning the blame on Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
Writing at Just Security, Goodman and Potcovaru examine past statements made by Giuliani both on cable news shows and on social media, and have discovered that Giuliani's efforts to get Ukraine to probe the 2016 election are also an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.