I was disheartened to read the opinion letter from a woman in Tifton who spouted misinformation about Jon Ossoff. The part that disheartened me the most was that the Times printed the letter with the false information in it. I like Jon Ossoff. I met him a few times. I couldn’t believe what the woman wrote about him, so I just did a Google search and didn’t have to go far to find out where it came from. And the clarification came from an article written in the Atlanta Journal Constitution by Jim Galloway. It is incredible the amount of misinformation that passes for truth these days. I recommend that everyone see the movie “Social Dilemma.”
We have all of the information in the world at our fingertips, but we only choose to believe the information that we agree with. I don’t know if it’s the job of the Atlanta Jewish Times to weed out misinformation from letters to the editor, but it should be. There is a runoff election coming up, and I’m sure the misinformation will be flying, as it was from Tifton. Please don’t print things that are not true.
Ed Ross, Sandy Springs
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