FACT CHECK: Are FEMA Camps Going To Be Used To Punish People Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity?
A video shared on Facebook claims that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) camps will be utilized to punish people accused of crimes against humanity.
The claim is baseless. The video is from November 2020, and the speaker cannot be identified as someone credible.
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The Facebook video appears to show a speaker at a podium announcing a plan for FEMA camps to be used to punish people accused of crimes against humanity. The speaker is standing behind a podium positioned between two American flags.
“FEMA CAMPS ARE OPEN FOR THE UPCOMING ARRESTS FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY,” the post’s caption reads.
The video is not recent and was posted to YouTube in November 2020. The claims made in the video are baseless. Politifact identified the man as Mark Kishon Christopher, who once claimed to hold several titles on LinkedIn.
Check Your Fact found no credible news reports about FEMA opening such camps. (RELATED: Did U.S. Special Forces Save A Child From FEMA Agents?)
Check Your Fact has reached out to FEMA for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.
This is not the first time FEMA has been the target of misinformation on social media. Check Your Fact previously debunked a claim from October 2022 suggesting U.S. special forces rescued a child from FEMA agents following Hurricane Ian.