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Saw this alleged screenshot from Facebook posted to Twitter.

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The account and the group are both real. However I have not been able to find the post, although it may have been deleted or I may be inept.

The comment suggests it may be real though, as does another screen grab apparently from the thread

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Even then, it might be fake information from a troll account. I find it hard to believe a real family could be such horrific ghouls.

At least I hope so. Would appreciate knowing to put my mind at rest.

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    I'm missing how this is notable. – fredsbend Jun 27 at 23:25
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    I don't want to use my veto to reopen this, but I would argue it is notable. The original post and the reaction of the Internet has been widespread. – Oddthinking Jul 1 at 8:16
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The original account holder has now posted a confession that the identity (Sherry Michaels) and the story associated with it was a lie. They claimed it was some sort of political experiment.

I would like to share some information regarding an earlier post from this account. I would like to begin by clarifying that indeed there is no Sherry Michaels and no Natylee Michaels. The post was an attempt to test the beliefs of this community and bring light to the toxicity that exists on “Colleyville Citizens Opposed to High Density” that is perpetuated by not only citizens of the Colleyville community, but also members of the city council.

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Found this post by a local councillor on the Colleyville Citizens Opposed To High Density Facebook group.

I’ve had many text and emails asking me if there was a death in Colleyville due to a recent post.

NO. There has not been any death in Colleyville related to covid. I tried looking up the posters name and address but have not had such luck with any info.

To play a political game with what could be a fake profile scaring people about a recent death is despicable. I’m sorry it has come down to this type of nastiness from folks to slant a point of view. 

This looks to be highly suspicious and if it’s true we with the city would like to meet with you.

Thanks

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    This needs a link. Otherwise we are playing a game of "Which one is the troll?" – Oddthinking Jun 28 at 2:51
  • @Oddthinking - You can find it by searching for the group on FB. I felt it was inappropriate to copy the poster's name without permission. – Daniel R Hicks Jun 28 at 2:53
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    It turns out the poster is a local politician. I think linking words to his profile are fair game. – Oddthinking Jun 28 at 3:00
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    So, Sherry Michaels does not live in Colleyville, and her daughter did not die in Colleyville. But the posts in question did not make either of those claims. – GEdgar Jun 28 at 10:53
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    @Gedgar: The Sherry Michaels account posted to "Colleyville Citizens Opposed To High Density". It's not unreasonable to think that she was posing as a local. I agree it could be an out, where it turns out she is authentic but not local. – Oddthinking Jun 28 at 11:57

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