As local newspapers went under, there was always a fear that communities would have to function without trusted news sources. But it’s worse than that. The news void was not left empty. It’s being filled. By Facebook. “Like other police departments throughout the country, Chippewa Township Police embraced Facebook for its ability to reach the community and aid in investigations, especially retail thefts. But Hermick never anticipated the headaches that might arise. The fake murderer-on-the-loose story was just the latest issue in what Hermick said was a larger ‘social media problem.'” In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void.