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FALSE: This image is not of a pro-Palestine billboard in Chicago, USA

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The image is of a pro-Palestine billboard in Tunisia.

This post shared on X (formerly Twitter), with an image purportedly of a pro-Palestine billboard in Chicago in the United States, is FALSE.

The post reads, “A banner in support of the Palestinian people with the message “No Halloween this year… The horror is real” appeared at the entrance to Chicago in the United States. Many people liked the play on words: is real — Israel, so the photo with the slogan quickly spread throughout the English-speaking segment of social networks.”

The billboard also includes #SavePalestine in the bottom right corner.

A Google keyword search for the words on the billboard established that it was shared on an Instagram post on 26 October 2023 in Tunisia.

The post reads, “No Halloween this year… The Horror IS RËAL! The sign, located at Boulevard Mohamed Bouazizi towards Tunis-Carthage airport.”

Tunis-based news and media outlets shared images of the billboard on 25 October 2023. The publication shared a caption in French translating into: “Launch of an urban poster campaign in #Tunisie “No Halloween this year,” “Horror IS REAL ” to denounce the mass massacres in the #Gaza Strip by the Zionist occupation #GazaGenocide #Gazabombing.”

Tunis-based advertising agency Declic also shared images of the billboards in different locations on 26 October 2023.

The vehicle registration plates of cars visible in the images also match those from Tunisia.

While there have been pro-Palestine demonstrations in Chicago, this purported billboard erected in support of Palestine amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is fake.

Several pro-Palestine rallies have also been held in Tunisia to denounce Israel’s continuing bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

PesaCheck has looked into a post shared on X (formerly Twitter) with an image purportedly of a pro-Palestine billboard in Chicago in the United States and finds it to be FALSE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck Fact-Checker Peris Gachahi and edited by PesaCheck Senior Copy Editor Cédrick Irakoze.

The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.

Kamadi Amata
Kamadi Amatahttps://mtaaniradio.or.ke
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.
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