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Fake News: Governor Of California Did NOT Sign A Law Requiring All Students To Learn English

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 24 May 2018 21:00:18 Z)

Did the governor of California just sign a law that will require all students to learn English? No, that's not true. A meme claiming it happened was posted on a Facebook page set up for trolling conservatives and Trump supporters into sharing fake news so they can be mocked for it. It was not real.

The meme was posted on May 24, 2018 by a Facebook page named "America's Last Line Of Defense" (archived here) and the text read:

The governor of California just signed a law that will require all studens to learn Spanish. Are you brave enough to spread the word? This is America. We will not stand for it.

Screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/thelastlineofdefense/posts/2072872886305474

The man pictured is actually the Republican governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, signing new gun legislation:

The 'about' section of the Facebook page that posted the meme reads:

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

Impressum
Use the force and the truth shall reveal itself. Just not here. Ever.

Products
Good Old Fashioned Liberal Troll Provided Fantasy presented as comedy to the left and a social experiment to the right. Please don't hurt the Trumpanzees. they'll be gone in a few years back to the shadows from whence they came and we'll be back to trolling Tea Turds.

So don't fall for it!

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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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