Teenager arrested for posting controversial ‘fake news’
MTV News reports that a 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday for posting a fake news article on social media, according to an FBI statement.
The statement said the teen’s father called the FBI’s Seattle office to report that the teen had posted an article on a Facebook page, which was then taken down.
The teen’s mother was contacted by the FBI and they searched his home and seized computer equipment.
He was arrested and charged with making a false statement.MTV News was unable to immediately confirm the teen was in custody.
The FBI said that in this case, the fake news post was published using an internet service that is not authorized to provide such content.