Anime Right News (ARN) — The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has distributed false information regarding the shooting in Florida, conducted by Nikolas Cruz, following a post made on their website that was then picked up by media. The claim alleged that Cruz is a “White Supremacist” from the Republic of Florida (ROF) group. This was due to comments made to the ADL by Jordan Jereb, claiming Cruz was a member, despite not providing any evidence. The story has reached as far up in the publication world as Time.
Cruz is not White.
Local Leon County Police have stated that there are no known ties between Cruz & the Republic of Florida.
It is not yet certain if news organizations that picked up the story will retract it.
Jereb, the leader of the Republic of Florida who was first contacted by the ADL, has since walked back his disclosure to them on Gab. He has stated that it was a misunderstanding, he had presumably underslept & that they had misrepresented his words.
Sharp criticism has been directed at Jereb following his posts. He has told his critics to "READ SIEGE."
An Imgur album was posted which shows how the troll was done.
Anime Right News has attempted to reach both Jonathan Greenblatt & Jordan Jereb for comment.