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Police: Political Activists Didn’t Cause Oregon’s Wildfires

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Rumors have spread across social media, claiming that the wildfires in Oregon were set by political activists. Law enforcement agencies have refuted those claims and asked residents to stop the spread of conspiracy theories.

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As wildfires scorch the West Coast, misinformation is blazing across social media.

Rumors claim that in Oregon either left-wing, antifascist activists have set the fires or that members of the right-wing “Proud Boys” group are responsible. Neither rumor is true.

Police departments across that state have with residents to disregard the unfounded claims, and the FBI’s office in Portland issued a explaining that

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