https://www.oregonlive.com/trending...mLv6h_xnUBdICJdNYBDvLHgOLk6J3CGODkbRlUjxApEs8 The Associated Press checks out some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. This one is bogus, even though it was shared widely on social media. Here are the facts: CLAIM: Photos show four police officers who were injured by Democrats and Black Lives Matter rioters over the weekend in Portland, Seattle and nearby cities. THE FACTS: The officers in the photos weren’t injured at U.S. protests — in fact, they were on the other side of the world. From now on if I find something that is painfully obvious disinformation about protests in the US I will be posting it here. This is to keep a catalogued space for reference for myself and to have a place to discuss what I mean when I say the right wing has no compunction about using every form of disinformation it can find to discredit its political opposition. This ranges from video fakes to misappropriation of facts to clear projection of intent. I encourage others to share things they find as well. I will also clarify something. The protests have taken a step up again in the past few weeks. The violence is worsening (generally as white supremacist gangs are encouraged to go vigilante by local law enforcement all the way to the president) and that is not a good thing. There is no shortage of footage of rioters (not protesters, they should not be in the same box) burning things, spray painting things, and throwing objects. Of course none of this is the same as murdering people left and right, but I digress. The truth is out there, but its becoming harder and harder to find, the lack of the ability to trust law enforcement at every level has infected the entirety of the US. Without reform this will continue to escalate. Only two states (Minnesota and New York) have passed any sort of real police reform and even they are limited in scope and don't actually try to guarantee accountability. Fell free to share the opposite side of it. Though I must request we ignore the Rittenhouse case for now as its either going to lead to the justification of murder or at minimum the justification of vigilantism. If someone wants to start another thread on why the right wing seems so willing to justify murder and vigilantism that would be fun for the few days the thread lasted.