Misinformation about shooter follows tragedy in Highland Park


The horrific shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade, resulting in seven people killed and a few dozen injured, left the Chicago area, and the nation, shocked by a tragedy that occurred during a celebration of tradition and freedom.

And then the fake news began on social media.

A photo circulating on the internet appears to show the shooting suspect in a prison cell reading the Bible. The image was posted in a July 4 tweet by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene along with the comment, “Is he in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center in this photo? That’s not his bedroom.”

Greene retweeted that same photo the next day.

But the photo has been doctored, according to PolitiFact. The image was made up from other images.

“This is an obvious fake,” University of California, Berkeley professor Hany Farid told…

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