FACT CHECK: No, Snopes Did Not Publish An Article About The Expelling Of Jewish People

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on social media purportedly shows a screenshot of a Snopes article that makes antisemitic claims.

Verdict: False

The article is fabricated. There is no such record of the publication releasing the purported article.

Fact Check:

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy has responded to the backlash of his comments that COVID-19 virus affected Caucasians and black people more than Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people, saying that his words have been misunderstood, ABC News reported. Kennedy mentioned his father’s “fight” for Isreal and stated his own support for the country.

The Facebook post purports to be a claim made by the news outlet that claims Jews have been expelled from 1366 countries. The alleged article includes an image of Frank Gorshin’s portrayal of DC villian The Riddler.

The alleged article claims, “Jews have been expelled 1366 times from European cities between 1100 and 1800.” The alleged piece fact checked the claim that the number of countries is 109, stating that in reality it is 1366.

The claim is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that suggests this article screenshot is authentic. There is no such article available on the Snopes website. Likewise, there is no such article on any of Snopes’ social media accounts.

The Editor of Standards and Trust at Snopes, David Emery shared the screenshot with a red ‘X’ over the image on his Twitter and claimed the article is a fake. He said, “It’s also funny when people can’t tell a fake Snopes screenshot from the real thing.” 

Furthermore, the Anti-Defamation League has claimed that the statement that Jews have been expelled from 109 countries is false. (RELATED: Were There 110,000 Overdoes Deaths In 2022?)

This is not the first time a misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that a video showed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dancing in a gold costume.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter