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After Texas School Shooting, Fake Facebook Accounts Spread Lies

In the first hours after the Texas school shooting that left at least 10 dead, online hoaxers moved quickly to spread a viral lie, creating fake Facebook accounts with the suspected shooter’s name and a doctored photo showing him wearing a “Hillary 2016” hat. It has become a familiar pattern in the all-too-common aftermath of U.S. school shootings: A barrage of online misinformation, seemingly designed to cloud the truth or win political points.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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