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No, This Is Not Kyle Rittenhouse Wearing KKK Garb as a Child

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fairly easy
This isn't the first time that this photo has been used to smear someone.
In August 2020, shortly after Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested on multiple charges after being accused of shooting of three men (two of whom died) during a night of protest and civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a photograph was circulated on social media that supposedly showed the defendant dressed in KKK garb when he was a young child.

This photo was recirculated in November 2021, during Rittenhouse's trial:

This is a genuine photograph of a child in a KKK robe, but it's not Rittenhouse. This is one of several pictures that were taken by Anthony Karen and published in a 2008 Mother Jones article about a woman named "Mrs.…
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