Despite a plethora of “fact check” and “this post could contain misinformation” tags on pretty much anything a Republican says, the tech tyrants at Facebook and Twitter have no such warning on a screenshot making the rounds featuring a fake Kelly Loeffler post that decries black folks registering to vote. The image is either photoshopped or was taken from an unofficial Loeffler page on Parler that is now set to private after only existing for 6 days.
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are allowing the false information to disseminate on their platforms, as hundreds of people are sharing the image. We’ve screencapped the screencaps in case Zuck and Dorsey decide to actually tag these, or if the users delete the posts:
And you can see how the deception disinformation is swaying opinion:
At least one of them was honest enough to fact check it themselves:
Meanwhile, back in reality, the image is so fake that even far left Lead Stories has debunked the claim:
“Yes it’s fake,” said Stephen Lawson, the communications director for the Loeffler campaign.
This fake Parler post is going after Stacey Abrams because she has been lauded by Democrats following the recent election for her highly successful efforts to register Black voters in Georgia and lessen the effects of voter suppression in the state.
The U.S. political world has their eyes on Georgia, and Loeffler is one of the people at the center of it.