Fact check: Image shows fabricated Global News headline about far-right extremism

The claim: Global News headline says gardening and canning are signs of far-right extremism

Some social media users are sharing an image of a purported Global News headline about the signs of far-right extremism.

"Gardening, canning, and other signs of far-right extremism to watch out for," the headline reads.

A Sept. 24 Instagram post of the image received more than 1,600 likes in three days, with many users taking the supposed headline seriously.

"Well it's Canada so everything is terrorism," one user commented.

But the Global News reporter credited in the article's byline told USA TODAY the article and the headline in the image are fabricated.

USA TODAY reached out to the user who shared the post for comment.

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Global News headline is not real

The image in the social media post does not depict a real headline, Rachel Gilmore, the Global News reporter credited with writing the supposed article, told USA TODAY in an email.

Such a story was not published on Global News' website and does not appear on Global News' Twitter account.

Gilmore, who covers far-right extremism for the outlet, said individuals she has profiled have altered screenshots of her articles in the past and spread them online.

The collection of images featured below the purported Global News headline match images found on Shutterstock and images included in other online news stories.

Our rating: Altered

Based on our research, we rate ALTERED an image that purports to show a Global News headline about gardening and canning being signs of far-right extremism. The reporter credited with the story said it is not real.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Image shows fabricated story on far-right extremism