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FBI arrests Texas man for coronavirus hoax meant to empty grocery stores

Reuters Wednesday, 8 April 2020
A Texas man is facing federal charges for allegedly posting on Facebook that he had paid a person with coronavirus to spread the virus in San Antonio-area grocery stores in an attempt to get people to stop shopping.
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