Pictures of injured police officers became viral after being posted in right-wing Facebook groups like Trump Train, Make America Great Again and the Diamond and Silk Fan page. They also received thousands of retweets on Twitter. The title of a Facebook post was: "Mexican police are brutalized by members of this caravan as they try to force their way to Mexico."
Several Mexican police officers were injured in caravans along with migrants and journalists. According to reports, US and Mexican officials were quoted as saying.
But these are old photos that are not related to the caravan.
A widespread photo of a bloody policeman was taken during a student protest in Mexico in 2012 and was posted on the website of the European Press Photo Agency.
However, the photos were shared tens of thousands of times, including on Facebook by Virginia Thomas, the wife of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas.
Claim: Members of the caravan board buses and trains instead of going
Verdict: Wrong Label / Unproven
A viral Facebook post was claimed to have photographic evidence that migrants in the caravan were not were on foot, but got into buses and trains. The contribution was divided more than 80,000 times.
The second photo of migrants boarding a bus was taken in April in another Central American caravan in Puebla, Mexico, for Agence France-Presse.
Claim: members of the caravan carry dangerous diseases
Conclusion: mislabeled / unproven
Fears of imported diseases are common among critics of migrant caravans. This image was shared by Twitter user @TIMENOUT:
The image of the tweet, which was then shared with Facebook, received thousands of shares after being posted by several large groups, including one for QAnon followers. Conspiracy theory.
The image was marked incorrectly. It is not from the caravan of Honduran migrants. It comes from a 2014 illegal border crossing news segment broadcast by an ABC News subsidiary in Arizona. In this segment, a Border Patrol agent claimed that people who had contact with unauthorized immigrants were suffering from scabies, a contagious skin affection. Medical experts told PolitiFact in 2015 that there is no evidence that unauthorized immigrants at the border lead to an increase in the disease.
There are no known reports of diseases carried by members of the Honduran caravan.
Claim: Members of the Caravan Receive Inventories and Assistance from Democrats
Verdict: Wrong Labeling / Unproven
In recent days, conspiracy theories have argued that the caravan was organized or supported by the American left.
A video showed groups of migrants seemingly receiving cash. The video whose origin is unknown, was posted on Twitter by President Trump and Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida. Mr Gaetz suggested that the video contained evidence that the migrants had a connection to George Soros, the liberal billionaire who is a fixer of right-wing conspiracy theories.
The images – which apparently came from the video taken by Anne Laurent a freelance journalist in Mexico that covered the history of the caravan for ABC News – became The Deplorable's and other rights provided Facebook pages with subtitles such as "supporters of the DNC donate money for the creation of caravans." The images were also disseminated on Twitter, with tweets leading the conjecture, Mr. Soros and others " globalist bankers and activists "involved in the transport of migrants.
There is no information that bind the trucks to American groups or individuals. Open Society Foundations, the organization founded by Mr. Soros, has denied the participation.
Claim: Caravan members burn American flags
Verdict: Wrong labeled / unproven
A widespread Facebook post claimed to show three photographs of migrants An American flag burned in the caravan when it joined the United States States approached. The posting was shared more than 19,000 times on Facebook.
"One of the pictures does not even have a flag, another one was shot in London and everyone is at least two years old," wrote Snopes.
Reverse image research shows that the first image [war] was taken during an anti-Trump rally in New Mexico in 2016 – it shows a demonstrator burning a Trump banner, not an American flag. The second was taken in London during a demonstration in 2010, and the third was conquered during a street protest in 2016 during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
A photo showing how Hondurans burn an American flag that is in circulation is widely available online. This photo, taken this month in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, showed a group of people burning a US flag with a swastika on it. The legitimacy of the photo was not denied. However, several right-wing news sites, including Breitbart and Infowars, put the photo in a misleading context, suggesting that it featured members of the immigrant caravan. According to Snopes, a caption on the original photograph said that the burning of the flag was hundreds of kilometers from where the caravan was that day.