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How Local ABC Affiliates Spread the Same Debunked ‘Warning’ About Fentanyl

A story out of Los Angeles, California that hinged on fearmongering from law enforcement regarding “Halloween fentanyl” in October 2022 served as another example of how television news affiliates can amplify disinformation — all without listing any one person as responsible. A Los Angeles-area ABC affiliate, KABC, reported on October 19 2022: Fact Check Claim: …

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