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News Channel 5 Investigates Local Candidate’s Social Media Claims

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 10/2/2023

Scripps Local Media’s News Channel 5 in Nashville, Tenn., investigated a local mayoral candidate’s social media campaign to discover photos that appeared to be lifted from social media posts, falsely claiming individuals as her supporters. The station said she, “may not have thought that anyone would track down the women whose photos she posted last month on her campaign's social media accounts. But that's exactly what NewsChannel 5 Investigates did over the weekend, and those women were outraged about how their images were used.”

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