FBI says false arson claims hampering wildfire response

Washington (AFP) – The FBI on Friday denounced numerous false claims that “extremists” are intentionally setting fires in Oregon, saying the misinformation is hampering efforts to bring devastating wildfires under control.Oregon is one of several US western states facing wildfires that have left more than a dozen people dead and pushed hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.Social media users have sought to link the blazes to Antifa, a structureless movement that says it is dedicated to fighting fascism online and in public, and which is a favored target of conservatives.”Conspiracy theorie…

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