There is No Facebook Drug Task Force

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A recent article continues to circulate claiming that a drug task force will begin watching Facebook for possible drug activity. This story is not true.

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The Commentary is a Fabrication

Last week, National Report declared that a Facebook drug task force was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in order to monitor the social network for potential illegal drug activity. The article claims that this new policy was to go into effect on October 1st, but was quickly updated with claims that several people had already been arrested. All of this information is a complete falsehood.

The following disclaimer used to be visible on the National Report website, but was taken off in recent months:

National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental.

Now their disclaimer simply states, “National Report is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.”

National Reports fabricated essay continues to be distributed through social media and people continue to comment on the original article. Many of these commenters appear to believe that the writing is honest. When such a falsehood goes viral, the information that it is fake news is lost as the story is transferred via social media.

Conclusion

Again, the article insisting that a Facebook drug task force exists is not true. It is fake news posted by a notorious satirical website.

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