On March 4, 2021, the America’s Last Line of Defense Facebook web page printed a publish to a brand new story about former U.S. President Donald Trump. The publish learn: “The Deep State has been replaced, Patriots, and Trump is once again in charge.” Readers who clicked to view the article noticed the headline: “Finally: Trump Quietly Sworn In As POTUS Under Sovereign Law.”
The story appeared to refer a debunked QAnon conspiracy idea that claimed Trump would retake the White House on March 4:
Good information, Patriots. Under the sovereign legal guidelines of the United States of America in the district of Columbia, Donald Trump was sworn in in the present day as the thirty first President of the true United States.
The regulation is evident, and the regulation was maniulated [sic], subsequently, the regulation is null and void, and Donald Trump is the true and bonafide President.
Deal with it, Biden lovers and commie socialists. With trump on the helm of the brand new Shadow Government, the Deep State could have no alternative however to retreat and Trump will as soon as once more name the pictures.
Of course, none of that is authorized, nor will iot matter in the true world, the place Joe Biden is President and life goes on as normal.
This merchandise about Trump being “quietly sworn in” on a sovereign regulation was not a factual recounting of real-life occasions. The article originated with a web site that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:
Everything on this web site is fiction. It just isn’t a lie and it isn’t faux information as a result of it isn’t actual. If you imagine that it’s actual, it’s best to have your head examined. Any similarities between this web site’s pure fantasy and precise folks, locations, and occasions are purely coincidental and all pictures must be thought of altered and satirical.
For background, right here is why we generally write about satire/humor.