Readers should be advised that the website TheLastLineOfDefense.org is a self-proclaimed fake news website that does not publish real news.
The site itself concedes through an About Us page that its stories should not be considered genuine and are satirical in nature.
TheLastLineOfDefense.org is one of a growing number of websites that publish fake news and include a hard-to-locate disclaimer that claims the articles are in fact satirical. However it is unlikely that most of the sites visitors will be able to spot this disclaimer. As a result, the website accumulates plenty of traffic from visitors who believe the sites content to be genuine.
Despite the disclaimer asserting its articles are satirical, there is little to no element of humour containing within the articles. As such, most of the articles are misinterpreted as genuine by those who visit the site and fail to provide any fact check on its content.
The domain was registered in January 2016. It’s tagline is “The Resistance: The Last Line of Defense.” This type of headline is designed to appeal to those who identify with right-wing politics. Typically, the site publishes content that aligns with right-leading politics and attacks left-leaning politics.
Examples of fake headlines published by this site include –
– Obama Celebrates Last Christmas As President By Banning Baby Jesus From The White House
– FBI Issues Warrant For Obama’s Arrest After Confirming Illegal Trump Tower Wiretap
– Hannity Gets In Fist Fight With CNN Anchor And Only One Is Charged With Assault
– Obama Kicked Out Of His Favorite Golf Course In the Most Humiliating Way Possible
A disclaimer on its About us page confirms that the site does not publish genuine news. It reads –
DISCLAIMER: The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney. Pictures that represent actual people should be considered altered and not in any way real.
Because the site publishes fake news, it should not be trusted as a legitimate media outlet and we do not advise getting your news from this website.
Our determination: TheLastLineOfDefense.org is a fake news website.