Inflammatory and corrosive rhetoric is being laundered via social media commentary from fringe sites into the mainstream at a time of increasing uncertainty and instability.
Crime / Police
In the final days of October 2018, after a series of glass-packed pipe bombs were delivered to high-profile critics of United States President Donald Trump, rumors ran wild about who the suspect was and what …
False reports that drivers can be ticketed $250 under a Florida cell phone law have gone viral on Facebook.
“FBI Corruption …. Decades in a Nutshell’ Commentary on Clinton Foundation-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled “FBI Corruption … Decades in a Nutshell” draws links between the Clinton Foundation, Robert Mueller, James Comes and …
False reports from 2012 and 2013 that the military plans to confiscate guns from private citizens resurfaced after the February 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
False rumors that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is a registered Democrat are baed on the public voter registration records of someone with a similar name.
Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was not a member of Antifa, he trained with and identified with a “white civil rights organization” called the Republic of Florida.