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Viral Claim: Janet Yellen Arrested for Treason Debunked as False

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News about Janet Yellen, the US Treasury Secretary has been going viral claiming she was arrested for treason. Janet was appointed as the US Treasury Secretary back in 2021 and has been serving in the same post ever since then. Although the recent viral news about her arrest has surely made many shocked at it. But is it really true?

Read ahead to know more about if Janet Yellen has been arrested for treason or not.

News about Janet Yellen’s arrest for treason goes viral

Janet Yellen, the US Treasury Secretary has been lately in the news for one of the shocking claims by a website. As she was accused of getting arrested for treason.

The news claiming the same was shared by the website Real Raw News. When one of its articles with headlines as “Janet Yellen Arrested For Treason” came out on 14th September 2023.

The news took no time to go viral on the internet as users went on to share it on social media. As indeed the claims about Janet were shocking for all to know. But is it really true that Janet Yellen was arrested and that too for treason? Here’s what we know.

Is Janet Yellen really arrested for treason?

The news about the arrest of Janet Yellen for treason was shared first by the website Real Raw News. However, before actually believing what it claimed you must know more about the news. Janet Yellen hasn’t been arrested. In fact, the news about her arrest was a fake one.

Despite the claims going viral on social media. The “About” section of Real Raw News says it all. The website’s bio says “Information on this website is for informational educational and entertainment purposes. This website contains humor, parody, and satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice of legal counsel”.


More about the viral news of Janet Yellen’s arrest

The viral news shared about Janet Yellen on Real Raw News had accusations of Yellen of “defrauding the United States Of America”. Although apart from Real Raw News no other website made such claims about the US Treasury Secretary.

Yet, users on the internet did share the same and it went viral. Hence, you must check for the sources of the news too to find out if that’s real or fake. This will prevent the widespread of fake news among users. Also, misleading information must be reported immediately.


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