Sean Hannity Linked To Sexist Fake News Re: Obama
(PART 3 OF SERIES): Russian hackers, supported by the Russian government, have been accused by 17 federal US spy agencies of illegally spreading fake news during the 2016 election in order to help Donald Trump win the presidency.
If the allegations prove to be correct, the way it worked was that voters who only softly supported Hillary Clinton were intentionally fed fake news stories on Facebook that undermined Ms. Clinton’s credibility and candidacy. The goal? Flip them from weak Clinton supporters to Trump voters.
EXCLUSIVE: We can now reveal for the first time that it’s not just Russians hackers and the Kremlin undermining the integrity of the US election and American politics. It’s also current and previous on-air personalities from FOX News.
FAKE NEWS: A Facebook group with more than 30,000 members called “Sean Hannity Fox News” featured a story meant to undermine former President Barak Obama and his wife, Michelle. The headline on the site American Patriotic Club reads: “Michelle Obama Tells Crowd She Was the Most Beautiful and Elegant First Lady In History.”
For the sake of clarity, Michelle Obama did NOT tell a crowd that she was the most beautiful and elegant first lady in history.
And while the story is 100% fake, the comments beneath the link to the story are not. Those comments include:
- “Muslim Terrorist”
- “Muslim Traitor”
- “Dirty no good Muslim pig”
BLAME HANNITY?: While it is likely that Mr. Hannity is not personally involved in this Facebook group, you would be hard pressed to know that from the group page itself. The group trades on his name, likeness and political ideology, as well as features his picture at the top. Oh, and the group is called “Sean Hannity Fox News.” Given Facebook’s rules that prevent individuals from impersonating other people, these political groups appear to be in clear violation.
Also, why aren’t media figures like Sean Hannity opposed to having their image, name and likeness used to undermine the integrity of US elections and current politics?
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