Sasha Obama is the latest in the family to be attacked by conservative social media and the alt-right. What kind of pleasure could they possibly get out of slandering a young girl?
The big story was “reported” by America’s Last Line of Defense (ALLD), and then smeared all over social media. Supposedly, Sasha got arrested at her school and then bailed out later by her father, former President Barack Obama.
ALLD posted a photoshopped picture and wrote, “Sasha Obama was seen being escorted out of her exclusive DC-area school in a manner that is befitting members of that family on Wednesday.” They also claimed a “visibly angry” Barack Obama picked her up from the police station about an hour after she was arrested.
The fake news site claimed that students spoke with Breitbart News and told them that the police came into the classroom and placed handcuffs on her before escorting her out of the room. ALLD also stated that the D.C. Sheriff’s office was contacted but refused to release any information because Sasha is a minor.
Here is how fake news stories gain momentum on social media:
BREAKING: Sasha Obama Removed From School In Handcuffs – Americas Last Line of Defense – https://t.co/02SxBxECmA
— Jozef Kersic (@Jozef_Kersic) September 7, 2017
— Betty Jean Mcclenny (@bjmcclenny) September 7, 2017
— PJ (@spotnj9999) September 6, 2017
The ALLD is fake news site. Its disclaimer states the following:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth. We assure you that’s not the case. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.