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FBI and police departments say wildfire conspiracy theories spreading on Facebook aren’t true

FBI and police departments say wildfire conspiracy theories spreading on Facebook aren't true

As wildfires devastate the West Coast, the FBI and local officials in California, Oregon, and Washington are also fighting the spread of something else: rampant misinformation.

Conspiracy theories about the wildfires are quickly spreading on Facebook. While they vary, most revolve around the idea that antifa, or anti-fascists, are responsible for the fires.

A screenshot of one of the many wildfire conspiracy theories being spread online.

A screenshot of one of the many wildfire conspiracy theories being spread online.

Image: Screenshot: facebook

WARNING: Multiple sources in Emergency Response have confirmed that the fires along the West Coast are caused by dozens of arsonists.

These fires are allegedly linked to Antifa and the Riots.

Read this warning ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/x1HVVsAIJy

— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 10, 2020 Read more…

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