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Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

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By AMANDA SEITZ and BEATRICE DUPUY

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The guy responsible for spreading misinformation about COVID contracts the illness because he refused to listen to the experts and misinformation about COVID spikes. No surprise here.

Let him enjoy the bed he made.

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We have no idea what's really going on. He could be lying about being positive, he could be lying about his symptoms -- I have zero confidence in anything they say.

What we cannot tune out from is VOTING. 

Every.... single.... election. Local, state and federal. 

Judges, school boards, attorneys general, secretary of state, prosecutors, governors. If local and state governments are going to have to "go it alone", then we need Democrats at every level.

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A situation even riper for the Qanon/internet research agency/50-cent-army/Bannon etc. crowds to push wild stories. How long until we read one of them claim it was 'the media', 'deep state', libs/dems, Obama etc. behind Trump contracting the virus. The Trump era is the post-truth era. The US and even the world suffer from all the 'intentional misinformations' spewed by Trump and his backers in the global alt right.

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actually the idea crossed my mind for one second, the fact that he could be lying to gain sympathy, skip the debates, etcetera. “a secret “plan” that only a few people know about”. because with Trump, we never know what to expect. but.................. no!

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It's ironic that by falling victim to the virus himself Trump will have started saving lives for a change as his more gullible followers finally wake up to the reality of this pandemic that brings sickness and death to anyone who crosses its path. Now millions more will get it: from now on Covid-19 will no longer be "a hoax".

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And as if one cue.....

After Trump's announcement of his positive test, believers in QAnon sought to decode the wording of his tweet as a sign that the president was poised to arrest former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her role in the made-up scandal of the sex trafficking ring. They suggested, without evidence, that Trump actually doesn't have the virus at all but was sending a message that he's about to go on a mission to root out the "evil cabal." Trump's role in rooting out the fabricated cabal is a central theme of the theory.

I assume all the Trump supporters here agree with this?

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They suggested, without evidence, that Trump actually doesn't have the virus

Why is it that people always want to dive into wackiness conspiracy theories.

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They suggested, without evidence, that Trump actually doesn't have the virus

Why is it that people always want to dive into wackiness conspiracy theories.

This is QAnon - one of Trump's most loyal groups....

So you think they are just a bunch of kooks selling wacky conspiracy theories?

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Why is it that people always want to dive into wackiness conspiracy theories

It’s coming from the top. The leader of the country has mainstreamed quite a few of them among his supporters.

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It looks like the rumors and conspiracy theories in regard to POTUS & FLOTUS and COVID-19 are due in part to the lack of transparency of this administration in reporting what the hell is going on. Of course speculation is going to run rampant in such an environment.

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I assume all the Trump supporters here agree with this?

I think it would be a great time to arrest all these Obamagate people who are overdue to be arrested.

but Trump doesn’t have to fake having corona for that to happen.

Uh-huh....the question was do you agree with QAnon? Yes or no...

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i have no idea what that Qanon really is other than some type of far left boogeymen. It’s not a group has no leader or organization. Just a “myth” or an “idea” I guess?

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i have no idea what that Qanon really is other than some type of far left boogeymen. It’s not a group has no leader or organization. Just a “myth” or an “idea” I guess?

Really? Trump said they are "people that love our country".....

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-qanon-conspiracy-theory-first-time

I guess you believe Trump loves far-left boogeymen....

OK....

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