Florida Republican Rep victim of Twitter hoax claiming he said children are ‘small sacrifice’ for Second Amendment

When rumors began circulating online that Republican Florida representative Randy Fine tweeted children are a “small sacrifice” for the Second Amendment, a look into the Tweet’s origin revealed it was clearly fake.

The account handle, which used the representative’s name, lacked the “FL” that’s part of representative Fine’s real Twitter username. Additionally, the fake account uses the official’s headshot, but trades his cover photo for an aggressive message about pronouns.

Reuters, an intelligence company and news source, and the Associated Press both evaluated the post and alerted audiences to its inauthenticity.

Early Saturday morning, Fine released a statement from his real account, saying the false post was issued by a convicted felon.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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