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July 21, 2017 11:23 AM UTC

Former state representative will consider removing fake news from her Facebook page

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  • by: Jason Salzman

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

marsha looper posts fake news about muslim rape 7-17Former state Rep. Marsha Looper (R-Calhan) shared a fake news item on her Facebook page recently, with flat-out falsehoods and exaggerations about a rape that did not occur, as alleged, in Idaho

The Idaho Statesman reported:

The incident touched off months of turmoil in Twin Falls after the story was spun into a fake news account that exaggerated or flat-out falsified many of the details, including that a knife was present, the attack was perpetrated by a Syrian gang of adult men, that a rape had occurred and that the attack was celebrated by the perpetrators’ families as city officials orchestrated a cover-up.

Snopes also determined the item to be “mostly false.

See Looper’s post, from “SilenceIsConsent.net,” above.

Looper, who left office in 2012, told me today that she’d review the fact checks of the item and, if she agrees, remove it from her Facebook page.

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3 thoughts on “Former state representative will consider removing fake news from her Facebook page

  1. Good on you, Jason, for keeping the pressure on these people. They need to police themselves, not rely on the "liberal media" to do it. Cultivate a sense of shame.

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