Biz Tips: Barack Obama’s Home Being Raided By FBI With Massive Secret Being Found Is Fake News

Biz Tips: Barack Obama’s Home Being Raided By FBI With Massive Secret Being Found Is Fake News

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Barack Obama’s Home Being Raided By FBI With Massive Secret Being Found Is Fake News

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Barack Obama’s home being raided by the FBI with the discovery of massive secrets is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the former U.S. president had been a part of a FBI raid where Obama was found to have massive secrets hidden away. Obama has been the subject of many fake news, tweets, photographs and memes. This is just another one in a long list of them.

Where did this fake news originate? Maxipolitics.com published the fake news article in February 2018, reporting that the FBI raided Obama’s home and discovered massive secrets hidden by the former president. The fake news article opened with:

“When Barack Obama was in office, he and his fellow Democrats were able to get away with absolutely anything. Now that Donald Trump is in office, however, he’s blowing the lid open on the nation’s sleaziest scandals, and anything with Obama’s name on it is being looked at. Recently, a long overdue raid.”

However, there is absolutely no truth to the story. For one thing, there is no legitimate news coverage of such a huge scandal occurring involving the former president. Additionally, Politifact reported that the Facebook post comes with a photo collage of FBI agents in jackets and a mugshot of Obama. But this story has nothing to do with the former president. Neither does the FBI.

As for the real story, the South Carolina Department of Revenue arrested Murad A. Alhanik, owner of Obama Mart in Columbia, S.C., of tax evasion. According to the state agency, “From tax years 2013 to 2016, Alhanik filed monthly sales tax returns reporting a total of $971,935 in gross sales. However, the SCDOR investigation revealed actual sales to be $2,688,533. Due to the underreported sales, the defendant evaded paying $136,753 in sales taxes due to the state of South Carolina.”

Politifact noted that Maxipolitics.com took that real story and distorted it by adding details about the FBI and an image of the former president. As a result, there were plenty of people sharing the fake news. Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.

Recently, Obama says he aspires to create “a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas” who will pick up the baton to lead this country in what he describes as the “relay race that is human progress.” At a conference in Japan, the former president spoke about how he hopes the Obama Foundation, a nonprofit formed in January 2014, will help achieve his post-presidential aims.

“After I left office, what I realized is that the Obama Foundation could potentially create a platform for young, up-and-coming leaders, both in the United States and all around the world to come together, meet together, create a digital platform where they could exchange information,” Obama said.

What did you think of the fake news that Obama’s home was raided by the FBI and discovered to have massive secrets? Did you believe the fake news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.

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