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CIA Director Gina Haspel Has Not Died

Zach Rathner Zach Rathner
4th December 2020
CIA Director Gina Haspel Has Not Died
No credible source states that Haspel has died (Getty Images).

The Claim

CIA director Gina Haspel has died.

Emerging story

In December 2020, rumors began circulating on social media the CIA Director Gina Haspel had died.

Users across social media continued to push this claim.


Misbar’s Analysis

The Misbar team has determined that the claim is false. The claim that Haspel has died stems from a news story that alleges that the U.S. military ransacked the Spanish election software company Scytl in Frankfurt, Germany, and confiscated its servers for evidence of manipulation in the 2020 U.S. elections. The Associated Press reported that the raid never happened.

However, social media users then said that Haspel had been involved in the raid and that she was arrested and sent to Guantanamo Bay.

The rumor that Haspel had been arrested began circulating on a website called Rumor Mill News, where Haspel’s name was repeatedly misspelled. The rumor then began to evolve, saying that Haspel had actually died. The Misbar team could not find any credible source stating that Haspel had been killed. The fact that the raid being questioned didn’t happen is further evidence to prove that this story is false.

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