Fake News is Fragile

Aaron Ochs
2 min readApr 12, 2022

When Cal Coast News uses fake accounts to attack your family on reddit, you know you’re doing something right.

Last week, I penned a column about the website’s poor handling of a story involving over 40 women alleging two SLO County business owners of sexual assault. As a result, they retaliated against me in all sorts of petty ways — from using a fake account to regurgitate conspiracy theories they made about my family on their website to incessantly editing Wikipedia with misinformation to leaving fake reviews of my book to making comments to accusers about me that are patently untrue.

Aaron Ochs

Author, artist, advocate and entrepreneur from Morro Bay, California.