FACT CHECK: CBS News Did Not Report NATO Responded To Texas Border Standoff

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims CBS News reported that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) responded to the Texas border standoff.

Verdict: False

CBS News did not publish any such report.

Fact Check:

Texas recently passed a law that allowed law enforcement to arrest people suspected of illegally crossing the border, according to the Texas Tribune. A judge will decide whether the law will go into effect, the outlet reported.

Social media users are sharing an image of a CBS News article, claiming that the outlet reported NATO responded to the recent standoff between Texas and the U.S.

“NATO responds to Texas defying Biden’s orders to ‘bend a knee,'” reads the alleged CBS News headline. (RELATED: X Video Shows High-Rise Buildings Being Demolished In China, Is not Linked To Israel-Hamas War)

This claim, however, is false. Check Your Fact looked through the CBS News website and could not find any articles matching the one in the Facebook image. A wider internet search also did not yield any results for the alleged reporting.

Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the actual CBS News article is a video reporting about how NATO is responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The image appears to have originated from an iFunny post.

No other media outlet has reported that NATO has said Texas should bend the knee to President Joe Biden. NATO has also not put out any statements about the Texas standoff.

Logically Facts also debunked the claim.

Elias Atienza

Senior Reporter
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