CLAIM: Hillary Clinton said in a Sept. 1 tweet that, "Hurricane Dorian has already devastated the Bahamas and is about to devastate the Great State of Florida. Please help us help the victims by giving a huge donation to Clinton Foundation Today. We rebuilt Haiti and we'll rebuild Nassau and Orlando."

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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College's commencement address in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

THE FACTS: The tweet shared on social media that appears to show Clinton soliciting donations for the victims of Hurricane Dorian is not real. That message was not tweeted by her or from her account. The false tweet was shared as a screenshot in posts on social media.

As of Friday, Clinton had sent only one tweet about Hurricane Dorian. That tweet on Aug. 30 read, "Stay safe, Florida. If you haven't already, make sure to check off these emergency preparedness steps," and included a link to hurricane readiness tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, confirmed in an email to the AP that she did not send the tweet.

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