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Oprah said she has not been arrested. The news spread quickly when a fake report came out from QAnon, a conspiracy theory site, saying her Florida home was raided by law enforcement. Many of their followers believe that many elite politicians and celebrities belong to an international cabal of pedophiles and will soon be arrested. Adding that the coronavirus is “the biggest covert U.S. intelligence operation that the world has ever seen.”
According to The Washington Post, the author of the fake news story predicted the disease would provide cover for the arrests of prominent individuals including actor Tom Hanks, who was recently released from an Australian hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and, of course, Winfrey.
Oprah made a tweet calling the news “some awful FAKE thing” and “NOT TRUE.”
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.🙏🏾
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The Washington Post