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Fake News: R&B Artist Chris Brown NOT Supporting Trump, NOT Behind His Values

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:56:46 Z)

Did R&B artist Chris Brown declare his full support for President Donald Trump? And did he say Trump represents his values? No, that's not true: the claim was made by a Facebook page specifically set up to troll Trump supporters and conservatives into sharing fake news so they can be mocked by the page's supporters. He did not say that, the quote is fake.

The fake quote appeared in a meme published on July 10, 2018 on the Facebook page of "America's Last Line Of Defense" (archived here) which was captioned:

"President Trump represents my values. I support him 100%". R&B artist Chris Brown is the latest black artist to announce his support! Winning!

Screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/thelastlineofdefense/posts/2109501315975964

Although the image does show Chris Brown, the quote is fake. And Brown is of course most famous for his domestic violence case which involved him beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna so having him share your values is not a positive thing.

The "About' section of the Facebook page originally spreading the meme read:

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.

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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