|Submitted||July 11, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the FBI files regarding an internet hoax that was known by the hashtag of #shockingmurderinatlanta. This was an elaborate internet hoax about a fake police shooting that was widely shared on the internet in December of 2014.
Here is an article that mentions the #shockingmurderinatlanta incident: http://www.ajc.com/news/cop-shooting-ebola-scare-atlanta-invented-russians-report/Ux6zeq8OQeU3pgHMyPKP3O/
Please search any local FBI offices that might have information relevant to the Atlanta based investigation as well as the central indices.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
A no responsive documents response.