“Fake news flyer targets Thurston County political organization”
- Editor’s note: On Monday, June 1st, I received the same flyer from a blog reader requesting verification. I contacted the Thurston County Democrats and received an immediate response from Chairman Victor Minjares, with the same information as below. Beware of the volume of FAKE NEWS circulating during this divisive era.
“A flyer posted on Social Media saying “Get Paid to be a Professional Anarchist,” which included contact information for the Thurston County Democrats, began circulating on Facebook and Twitter last week as protests in Minneapolis began to spread throughout the country.
“The flyer, which has not been seen in Olympia or elsewhere in Thurston County, promises to pay $200 to those who join, and features the Banksy artwork “Love is in the air,” along with several anarchist and Antifa symbols.
“Chairman of the Thurston County Democrats, Victor Minjares. took to Twitter to inform people of the post. “Over the last 24 hours, we were one of the victims of a nationwide ‘fake news’ trolling operation,” he wrote.
“While the email address on the flyer was fake, the phone number listed was the Thurston County Democrats’ real number. Over the last few days their phone was ‘swamped with calls from gullible conspiracy theorists, accusing us of being backed by George Soros [a billionaire political donor],’ Minjares wrote on Twitter,” by Leo Brine, The Olympian. Read more