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Three Michigan voters are disappointed by the first debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden (Sept. 30)

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The claim: Photos show Joe Biden and Gretchen Whitmer ignoring face-covering rules in Detroit

Old photos circulating online are being used out of context to claim that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were recently seen ignoring public health guidance. 

“Apparently these pictures were taken at the DAC last night. I see Whitmer in the background. No mask wearing and no social distancing. So whats going on here? Didn’t the Governor mandate mask wearing in public at all times and staying 6ft apart?” reads a Sept. 10 Facebook post that has been shared over 5,000 times. 

Other users posted similar versions of the claim, sharing a screenshot of the same photo with the caption, “While OUR children are being mandated to wear