Local celebrity and almost-US Congressman Clint Didier Friday morning took a break from supporting the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff to share with his Facebook friends a fake news story about microchips saying the news was a "sign of that old evil beast." The story claims NBC reported the government would force every American to wear a microchip under the skin making them trackable by 2017. A few of his Facebook followers pointed out it was fake news, one pointing to the Snopes.com article debunking it. One added the following advice:

The post and all the comments were deleted and removed by that afternoon.