A Cleveland man named Steve Stephens killed a man in cold blood, and police are trying to track him down.
The Alt Right (what the American Nazi movement now calls itself) used this incident to push a hoax to further its agenda.
It’s a fake image going around social media saying that Stephens has “dark white skin,” an allusion to the stories calling George Zimmerman “white hispanic.” The hoax used an image of a Fox 8 (Cleveland) graphic, and the station has corrected the record:
This image has been altered. It did not originate from FOX 8. This is a distraction from us trying to help police locate a murder suspect. pic.twitter.com/ESBeSO8Ezs
— fox8news (@fox8news) April 17, 2017
Beware this hoax on social media, and please help spread the truth.