FACT CHECK: No, Barack Obama Did Not Call For ‘Full-Blown Government Censorship’
A photo shared on Facebook shows an article claiming former President Barack Obama called for “full blown government censorship to eradicate independent media.”
There is no evidence Obama made this statement. It stems from a website known for publishing satirical content.
Obama recently expressed support for the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) strike, which has been going on for the past four weeks, Rolling Stone reported. During an interview with LinkedIn, the former president said he is “hopeful” for the writers while promoting his series, “Working,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Check Your Fact found no credible news reports about Obama making such a statement. (RELATED: Does Video Show Barack Obama Referring To His Wife As Michael?)
Check Your Fact has reached out to the Obama Foundation for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.