On Nov. 26, Taters Gonna Tate revealed an article positing that the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement company (ICE) had arrested the mayor of Los Angeles.
“ICE Arrests LA Mayor for Harboring Fugitives Via Sanctuary Metropolis.”
We’ve all been questioning when this is able to occur and why wasn’t this executed from the beginning. However we shouldn’t dwell. Justice is lastly being executed. Josiah Barron, the celebrated mayor of Los Angeles County, was led away from his workplace in handcuffs immediately by ICE brokers and charged with harboring fugitives from the regulation along with his choice to supply undocumented immigrants with refuge beneath his ‘Sanctuary Metropolis’ designation. The arrest adopted Barron’s order to town’s police to not cooperate with ICE by reporting unlawful aliens of their custody. ICE demanded the criminals be handed over however they had been denied.
This merchandise 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:
“Tatersgonnatate.com is a subsidiary of the “America’s Final Line of Protection” community of parody, satire, and tomfoolery … Every part on this web site is fiction. It’s not a lie and it’s not pretend information as a result of it’s not actual. Should you consider that it’s actual, you must 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 needs to be thought-about altered and satirical.”
The pretend story was broadly shared in late December after America’s Final Line of Protection (ALLOD) re-promoted it on Fb on Dec. 24. Though the article bore disclaimers that labelled it “satire,” many readers mistook it for critical information, as demonstrated by a collection of earnest feedback on the ALLOD Fb web page:
For background, right here is why we typically write about satire and humor.