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By Pat Andrews
posted Jan 23, 2013 - 5:33:03pm
Davis shut down his Facebook account Jan. 22, in the face of controversy regarding some posts Davis said he didn't even make. Davis characterized the flap as a tempest in a teacup.
"I'm not a big social-media fan, anyway," he said.
Davis spoke with The Beacon Jan. 23 at the County Administration Building, as he awaited the arrival of a television-news crew determined to interview him on the same topic.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal also covered the story, reporting about posts on Davis' Facebook profile stating "Jason Davis shared Death Before Disinformation's photo."
The Death Before Disinformation Facebook page claims to be devoted to "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," with links to other pages and news articles that discuss alleged abuses such as "military spending to create drugged-out super soldiers" and the use of high-tech citizen tracking by the U.S. government.
Links to other pages also appeared on Davis' profile page — including a page that claimed the federal government was behind the Sandy Hook school shootings and 9-11, staging both incidents to create reasons to take guns away from citizens.
Davis said he posted none of these links.
"I was told people can get on your timeline and post things. It can look like you posted them," David said.
The county chair said he has seldom used Facebook at all recently. He said he would rather talk with people on the telephone or meet face to face.
While Davis said he is an ardent supporter of the right to bear arms, he doesn't give credence to government conspiracies, he said.
"My heart goes out to the people who lost children at Sandy Hook," Davis said.
He added, "To all the readers, I apologize if anyone was offended."
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