Struggling Democrat Senate candidate and fake news peddler Teresa Tomlinson continues to deal with the fallout from her fake news controversy last week after her campaign circulated a false headline for HuffPost on social media, which was quickly called out by the publication’s Washington bureau chief.
WTVM-TV, a station based out of Columbus, Georgia – the same city where Tomlinson held the office of mayor for two terms – reported on Tomlinson’s deception, stating that she is in “hot water.” As of this morning, Tomlinson still hasn’t taken down her misleading social media posts.
As Tomlinson struggles to overcome weak fundraising, staff controversies, and a lack of interest from her party’s voters, this latest blow to her campaign’s credibility will only further complicate her path to making it out of the Democrat primary.
Watch WTVM-TV‘s report here:
A 2020 candidate for Georgia Senate and former Columbus mayor is in hot water over a social media post.
The tweet includes false information involving the Huffington Post, which called Teresa Tomlinson out.
The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief says the headline in the Twitter post, “Georgia is in play and Teresa is poised to win it,” is not theirs and neither is the quote. They are saying the campaign is made up.
Tomlinson admitted it’s not the Huffington Post’s headline. She explained in a later tweet that the post contains parts of their article. She also says a media’s logo should not be used with quoted excerpts, as they did.