Following the lead of Trump administration officials and campaign staff, several Colorado Republicans are joining the conservative social media site Parler, which is best known for allowing users to post misinformation or extreme statements typically blocked by Twitter or Facebook.
A conspiracy theorist group that insists the federal government planned the September 11th terrorist attacks is hosting an all-day Fourth of July music festival in Denver’s Civic Center Park.
The Jefferson County Republican Party shared an image of a fake tweet on its Facebook page yesterday, but to its credit promptly removed the post after learning that the picture wasn’t real.
Republicans Retweet a Likely Fake Flyer From George Floyd Protests Calling to “Eliminate Republicans”
Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) posted a photo on his social media accounts of a shocking flyer calling for violence against Republicans on June 7, four days after local media reported that it was likely fake. Following his post, several other members of his party also shared the image.
A Denver talk radio host, who posted a debunked Facebook meme claiming mask-wearing to be seriously dangerous, quickly updated her blog after she saw multiple sources showing that mask-wearing poses little or no health risk.
Several Colorado Republican leaders are calling for El Paso County GOP Chair Vickie Tonkins to resign after she used the party’s official Facebook page to ask followers if they believe the COVID-19 pandemic is a manufactured hoax.
Especially as the election nears, political entities that post fake news on their Facebook pages will face massive public backlash, right? Let’s hope so.
The Jefferson County Republican Party shared a deceptive video clip of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN5) that had been edited to make it appear as though she endorsed the “profiling & monitoring…of white men.” The party wrote that her words were “extremely racist” and asserted that “white men are not radical.”
A Facebook post by Chaffee County, Colorado, Republicans claimed “Trump Family Donates $1 Billion To Wall Fund,” and that is simply not true.
UPDATE: The party has deleted the post from its Facebook page.