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MisinfoCon Webinar on Police Misinformation | MisinfoCon & MuckRock
Misinformation and disinformation originating from law enforcement sources, which has lately included Antifa raids, brick piles, poisoned milkshakes and more, has sparked considerable interest in the past few months. But journalists who cover the police say this is common — even the rule.
When police in Buffalo, N.Y., pushed a 75-year-old man to the ground at a George Floyd protest, the incident was filmed by a journalist, posted online, and spread widely by an audience hungry for this kind of news.