A video with over 44,000 views on TikTok appears to show large cages and claims they are “human prison cages” that local police had promised “would be destroyed by October of 2020” yet were still there in July 2021. The video is also being shared on Facebook.
The video features two sets of videos, apparently of the same cages. In the first part, the person filming is driving past the cages and someone can be heard saying the cages have toilets in them.
This footage first appeared in 2020, and false claims that the cages were “being used to hold human trafficking victims captive” was fact checked by Reuters at the time.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook in August 2020 saying it had received multiple calls about the cages stored outdoors…