Sorry UberFacts, Chicago hasn't officially been "deemed a war zone"

UberFacts is full of lies. Every time we've fact-checked their tweets we've found them to be embarrassingly unreliable. But with 7 million followers and counting, they continue to spread all kinds of misinformation with impunity — like the lie that Chicago has "officially been deemed a war zone."


Chicago has seen more than its fair share of violence recently. But Antiviral has the full story on why Uberfacts and other fun fact accounts think they can get away with saying something so ridiculous.

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