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NEWS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT ITALIANS THROWING AWAY MONEY ON STREET IS……

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Amid the corona virus crisis, Italy’s streets are now filled with discarded printed cash as seen in photos circulating on social media.

Several Facebook pages and accounts posted two photos: one is a photo of a street gutter and another, an image of a street. Both photos showed littered money.

The captions of the Facebook posts said the images were taken in Italy. “A clear message to the whole world is that money is not enough when health be in danger,” the captions said.

Over 200 posts carrying this claim were flagged by Claim Check, Facebook’s monitoring tool. The earliest post was shared on Monday, March 30.

it was fake news,the photos were taken in Venezuela, not Italy. The discarded banknotes were Bolivar Fuerte, Venezuela’s old currency.

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