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GOP Candidate Claims George Floyd Died In 2016 And Video Showing Him Being Choked To Death Was ‘DeepFake’

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Winnie Heartstrong, a Republican candidate for Congress in Missouri’s First Congressional District, is now claiming that George Floyd was not murdered on May 25, 2020, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, but instead died four years ago.

According to Heartstrong, the video that surfaced showing Floyd being suffocated to death by Chauvin was just a “deepfake” that was computer-generated.

“George Floyd is dead! He died in 2016,” Heartstrong wrote on Twitter earlier this month. “The images of George Floyd that we saw on camera on May 25, 2020 were created using deepfake technology — digital composites of two or more real persons.”

Heartstrong then links to a website called “Investigate Deep Fake Floyd” that claims to offer definitive “proof” that Floyd wasn’t really killed by police, despite the fact that multiple witnesses, including the Minneapolis Police, said Floyd died on May 25th this year after Chauvin knelt on top of his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Heartstrong is looking to win a seat in Congress. She will be facing against candidate Anthony Rogers in the Republican primaries in August.

The tweet below has since been deleted from Heartstrong’s Twitter page.

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