Published February 23, 2017
CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – Fake news plays out on social media these days.
Such is the case on evacuation day evening on Facebook. The Donald Trump News Facebook page had a post that read, “Breaking: Dakota Pipeline on Fire.”
With a photo of a structure on fire at the Oceti Sakowin camp, the post read “Live” in the upper left corner, the post showed a fire of a wooden structure at the camp that under evacuation orders on Wednesday night.
True: Structure was on fire – full story on why the structure was on fire is not known.
False: Dakota Pipeline was not on fire.
Trying to reach their ignorant-minded followers, the Donald Trump News group posted on its Facebook page: If you want these Protesters to be ARRESTED share this 1 million times, and comment ‘LOCK THEM UP!’
True news: nine people were arrested on Wednesday by law enforcement, including a water protector who was reportedly has a broken hip as result of law enforcement. The other eight were taken to a jail hours from Standing Rock.
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