Supporters of QAnon are spreading a conspiracy theory that Joe Biden is a “false president”.
Pictures of a White House staging area prompted QAnon supporters to call it a “movie set.”
However, this location is only a place for photo ops in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Followers of the QAnon movement have seized a photo of President Joe Biden’s staging area for photo shoots and claimed that this is proof that he is a fake president.
QAnon influencer QAnon John posted the message on his Telegram channel, which has close to 70,000 followers.
“If you needed ANYMORE proof, you’ll finally see a movie with a fake” PRESIDENT. “Look NOW,” he wrote. “I challenge you to find me one picture like this while Trump was in the White House … I’m waiting.”
While many followers on the platform apparently agreed with QAnon John, this conspiracy theory seemed so far-fetched that some people on the channel began to question it.
“Well, if Trump is still the president who makes all the terrible decisions? If Biden is a fake president? Innocent people die. It’s not a game,” a Telegram user wrote on QAnon John’s Telegram channel with the ID ” Shazza. “
“I’m just asking this. If it’s REALLY false and he is not REALLY responsible … Why are all these bad things happening? Then they happened while they were on someone else’s watch. I’re asking because I think he is not the president, but then I think … Why or how do all these other things happen then? “wrote another Telegram user with the username” Jason Frank. “
By Thursday night, the post had been viewed more than 20,000 times. A similar message was also spread on QAnon channels such as WhipLash347, a platform with more than 250,000 subscribers, and QAnon influencer Ann VanderSteels channel SteelTruth, which has over 31,000 subscribers.
QAnon is a baseless right-wing extremist conspiracy theory that claims that former President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a “deep state” solitaire of satanic pedophiles and cannibals. It has a healthy presence on social media despite efforts by tech platforms like Twitter to impose a mass ban on around 70,000 QAnon-related accounts since January.
This conspiracy theory that Biden has a fake White House set has been debunked by Politifact. The set seen in that photo is located in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, and is often used for photo ops. Most recently, Biden got his COVID-19 booster shot on this set.
Politifact further noted that the background was not built just for Biden to get his booster shot on September 27th. It was also used for a global COVID-19 summit on 22 September. According to reports from The Washington Examiner, Trump himself has used the same auditorium to give announcements.
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