Fox News and CNN were eager to interview Allyson, giving the hero a platform to share her story of befriending the girls at a conference and coordinating a rescue mission with influential people across the Middle East to get the girls out of Afghanistan. In the Oklahoma Twittersphere, media, politicians and bots were all eager to take the bait and praise the Oklahoma Standard in action:
Unfortunately, just like the Oklahoma Standard, Allyson's story appears to be a media-manufactured lie. According to the Washington Post and other outlets, a lawyer for the girl's robotics team sent Allyson a cease-and-desist, claiming the girls have no idea who she is, and that she was not "involved in any material way with the girls leaving Afghanistan."
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