This footage shows Barrett being sworn in before her confirmation hearing in the US Senate

Published on 20/10/2020 at 11:00

A video of Judge Amy Coney Barrett swearing an oath has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Twitter, Weibo and Facebook alongside a claim that Barrett has been sworn in as a justice on the US Supreme Court. The claim is false: the footage in fact shows Barrett as a Supreme Court nominee taking an oath before her confirmation hearing in the US Senate.