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Covid-19 misinformation arrest

ALEXANDRIA, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana dismissed a Facebook user’s false arrest lawsuit against a parish detective who arrested the man for posting, in late March 2020, that the parish’s officers would shoot “the infected” on sight. He could not show that the officers, who arrested him for the state offense of “terrorizing,” acted with malicious or retaliatory intent.

Read the ruling here.

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