US President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News town hall event in Miami, Florida on October 15, 2020 (AFP / Brendan Smialowski)

Post falsely claims Trump died of Covid-19

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An Instagram post dated October 12, 2020 claims that Donald Trump died from Covid-19. This is false; the US president appeared on an NBC town hall on October 15.

"Due to Covid-19, President Donald Trump Passes Away at 74," says the post, which is made to appear as if it came from the official CNN Twitter account.

A screenshot of an Instagram post taken on October 15, 2020

But a search of CNN’s Twitter  account did not reveal any such tweet, and Trump appeared in the NBC town hall days after the claim appeared online.