FACT CHECK: Is Justin Trudeau Under Investigation For Genocide?

A post shared on Facebook Claims Interpol is looking into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s genocide.

Verdict: False

There is no evidence Trudeau is under investigation for any crime. This claim is based on satirical websites.

Fact Check:

Trudeau, who has served as prime minister since 2015, was investigated for a potential ethics violation in 2021 after the federal government hired a charity he had personal ties to, according to BBC News. According to the outlet, he was finally cleared of any wrongdoing.

Now, a Facebook image claims that the prime minister faces a serious accusation. Screen grab from a Twitter showing Justin Trudeau being investigated for genocide

“Same team that arrested the leader of the w.h.o. The caption of the image claims that Trudeau is being eyeballed. (RELATED: FACT CHECK: Did Justin Trudeau Say He Was ‘Limiting Your Human Rights’? )

The tweet’s claim is baseless. There is no mention of such an investigation on Interpol’s website or its verified social media accounts. There are likewise no mentions of any investigation on Trudeau’s website or verified social media. Check Your Fact found no credible news reports about the prime minister being investigated for genocide.

A keyword search indicates the claim stems from a July 25 article published by the Vancouver Times. The website describes itself as the “most trusted source for satire on the West Coast” on its “About Us” page. Check Your Fact debunked another claim that Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization director, was arrested in connection with “crimes against humanity and genocide

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“. Check Your Fact reached out to Interpol and Trudeau for comments and will add any updates.

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