Conspiracies Add Fuel To An Already Challenging Wildfire Season

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Conspiracies Add Fuel To An Already Challenging Wildfire Season

Wildfires in Western states aren’t slowing down and conspiracy theories about who started them are only making things harder for responders.

Conrad Wilson from Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on how claims of Antifa arsonists have clogged up the phone lines for 911 dispatchers in some Oregon towns.

And NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Nick Clegg, Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs and Communication, about the company’s decision to remove some misinformation about the fires — and their broader attempts to stop the spread of misinformation online.

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