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Fake News: Malia Obama Did NOT Launch Anti-Trump Website Trumpscrewed.us

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:29:24 Z)

Did Malia Obama launch a website named Trumpscrewed.us? No, of course not. A meme claiming she did was a bit of fake news spread by a Facebook page set up to troll conservatives by winding them up so they like and share things that are not true.

The meme appeared on a Facebook page named "America's Last Line Of Defense" (archived here) and it had following caption overlaid over a picture of Malia Obama:

Malia Obama's new anti-trump website trumpscrewed.us must be taken down now. Share if you think she belongs in jail!

Screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/thelastlineofdefense/photos/a.1680644215528345.1073741828.1677069712552462/2055912524668177/

The Facebook page America's Last Line of Defense has following description on it's about page:

Nothing on this page is real. It is a collection of the satirical whimsies of liberal trolls masquerading as conservatives. You have been warned.

In addition WHOIS records prove trumpscrewed.us was set up on April 16, 2018 by Christopher Blair, the man who is also behind the Facebook page that originally posted the meme. He recently started the site along with several others:

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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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