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Fake News: Rosa Parks' Grave NOT Vandalized After Daughter Praises Trump

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:04:20 Z)

Fake news website Our Land of the Free published an article (archived here) titled "BREAKING: Rosa Parks' Grave Vandalized After Daughter Praises Trump" which opened:

Democrats love to say they're the party of racial tolerance, but after civil rights legend Rosa Parks' daughter spoke out in support of Donald Trump, liberals acted like liberals and trashed her mom's grave.

Parks is buried at the Rosa Parks Memorial Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama and Leftists decided to get their revenge on Muriel Parks-Griffin for calling our President a "modern civil rights hero" by trashing her grave.

Vandals knocked over her headstone and sprayed the "anarchy" sign that is often seen in groups of "antifa" instigators.

It is a sequel to another hoax that appeared earlier about Rosa Parks' daughter praising President Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville which was also untrue... because Rosa Parks never had a daughter. Note that in the earlier article the fictional daughter was named "Muriel Parks-Rosenberg" (in the present one it is "Muriel Parks-Griffin").


The woman in the picture was lifted from a stock video showing a "motivational speaker".

All of this is just barely funny satire, as the disclaimer at the bottom of the article attests:

We believe in the right to be free. No matter what, the freedom to do what we want, say what we want and publish what we want comes first.
Therefore we make no guarantee that what you read here is true. In fact, it most definitely is not.
Our Land Of The Free is here to entertain you with the kind of whimsical satire conservatives enjoy.

So if you encounter any people online spreading this hoax as if it was real, send them here for a dose of truth...

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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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