911 dispatchers in Oregon flooded with calls about conspiracy theory amplified by QAnon: report
Law enforcement officials in Oregon are pleading with the public to only trust verified information about the wildfires ravaging the state after conspiracy theories promoted by QAnon led to a surge in phone calls to 911 dispatchers.
“Rumors spread just like wildfire,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Thursday. “Our 9-1-1 dispatchers and professional staff are being overrun with requests for information and inquiries on an UNTRUE rumor that 6 Antifa members have been arrested for setting fires in DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON.”
CNN reported Friday that...