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.
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The last weekend in August marks the start of Burning Man, a week-long, festival in the Nevada desert consisting of freewheeling performance art, fanciful costumes, and a lot of drugs. The anarchic party with more than 50,000 attendees constitutes a pilgrimage for many attendees, lured by the promise of leaving the “default world” behind in exchange for a transformative or even spiritual experience.
Truckers are facing a ‘bloodbath’ in their industry — and it’s turning many in the pro-Trump group against him: report
Truckers are numerous, conservative, and hurting. And despite their widespread support for Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016, a new report from Business Insider suggests the pain in the industry might be turning these workers away from the president.
The political trends in trucking are not insignificant. According to the American Trucking Associations, there were an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in 2018. RTS Financial has found that there are 7.4 million jobs total “tied to the trucking industry.” And Business Insider reported that nearly 90 percent of truckers are registered voters, higher than the general population.
WATCH: Trump’s collusion with Russia is now a topic for impeachment — along with obstruction and racism
President Donald Trump's interactions with Russia are now a topic of the impeachment investigation.
"There was an important development in support for impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives today," MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported Tuesday. "Important both in who the new support comes from and what that support is based on."
"Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois is one of the freshmen Democrats who flipped a Republican district last year in winning her election. She brings the total number of House Democrats supporting impeachment now to 126 -- a majority of the Democrats' 235 members of the House," he explained.