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Fake News: Obama DID NOT Say He Will Leave If Trump Deports Muslim Refugees

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:21:30 Z)

Several fake news websites have come out with versions of the same poll which asks:


(all caps and grammar preserved for original flavor)

Followed by a 'Yes' or 'No' button. No source is given for the purported quote and we were unable to locate one. Despite this fact and the obvious grammar mistake ('deport' instead of 'deports') it looks like many people are taking this at face value leading to rumors on social media that Barack Obama will indeed leave the country if Donald Trump ever deports muslim refugees.

It is probably only a matter of time before other fact checking websites like Snopes debunk this claim too but in the mean time you can do your part to combat this hoax:

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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