Posts shared on Facebook show an alleged screenshot of a Fox Business article with the headline “Kenosha car dealer kills himself after his insurance won’t cover a cent of the 2.5 million dollars of damages caused by the riots.” Created by a meme generator, this is a fake news story making a false claim.

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Posts making this claim can be found here&set=a.1526216687617060&type=3&theater , here&set=a.4923828418315&type=3&theater , and here&set=a.1526216687617060&type=3&theater .

This claim has circulated amid unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the filmed wounding of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot several times by a white police officer on August 23. As protests against police brutality flared, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers ordered National Guard troops deployed to Kenosha on Aug. 24 ( here ) before declaring a state of emergency the following day ( here ). On Aug. 27, a teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse was charged in Aug. 25

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