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A 23-Year-Old Man Gets Arrested For Lying About Having Coronavirus, Calls It A 'Facebook experiment'.

A 23-Year-Old Man Gets Arrested For Lying About Having Coronavirus, Calls It A 'Facebook experiment'.

According to the young man, he had lied that he had the killer bug as part of a "social experiment" to show you should not believe everything you read online.

Michael Lane Brandin posted on Facebook that he had been tested positive for Coronavirus. After his post was reported by many, the 23-year-old was arrested for lying on social media and creating panic among people.

According to the young man, he had lied that he had the killer bug as part of a "social experiment" to show you should not believe everything you read online.

 

Tyler County Sheriff's Office

 

Michael has been charged with false alarm and report and a bond of $1,000 (£870) was set.

 

Tyler County Sheriff's Office

 

District Attorney Lucas Babin believes that the crime was done to draw attention and shock people. He added that the  irresponsible action taken by Michael could have caused mass panic.

 

Tyler County Sheriff's Office

 

The post was made after President Donald Trump's statement on the global issue in which he called it a US war against the 'Chinese' virus. 

"It's a war. I view it as a, in a sense, a wartime president. It's a very tough situation," he said.

 

Tyler County Sheriff's Office

 

 

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