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Sun Aug 8, 2021, 01:14 AM

Homeland Security warns of potential conspiracy theory-fueled violence in August

The Department of Homeland Security warned state and local authorities Friday about an increase in calls for violence online tied to election-related conspiracy theories, according to a law enforcement source.

In an effort to prevent online threats from manifesting in violent acts, DHS issued a public safety notification to reach law enforcement throughout the United States.

"[D]HS is providing awareness of reports regarding an increasing but modest level of activity online calling for violence in response to unsubstantiated claims of fraud related to the 2020 election and the alleged 'reinstatement' of former President Trump," the public safety notification said, according to the source.

At: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/06/politics/homeland-security-warning-political-conspiracy-threat-violence/index.html



A QAnon rally in February.

DHS warned state and local authorities that widespread belief among supporters of former President Donald Trump in conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 election - as well as in the possibility of his being "reinstated" on August 13th - might fuel political violence on or around that date.

DHS noted, however, that no information on specific plots or planned actions has emerged as yet.

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Sun Aug 8, 2021, 08:23 AM

1. Terrorism by any other name....

This on the 20th Anniversary of the FBI’s warning to Bush 2 re: “Bin laden determined to strike”

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