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Trending Video: Latino Kids Trash Donald Trump's Immigration Policy

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:18:14 Z)

PAC DeportRacism.com has released a video clip showing several kids tearing into Donald Trump's immigration policy using language and imagery sure to provoke strong reactions. Throughout the video several swear words are used by children, the Bill of Rights gets ripped up and kids are being shown wearing handcuffs. The tactic seems to be working: the view counter on the video shows an exponential growth according to Lead Stories' Trendolizerâ„¢.

On its website DeportRacism.com describes itself like this:

DeportRacism.com is a registered non-profit Federal Election Commission political action committee (PAC) dedicated to fighting anti-Latino and anti-immigrant racism in the 2016 election. Using the power of shareable viral video content, impactful social media memes and headline-generating confrontations with presidential candidates who promote racism and xenophobia, DeportRacism.com is a movement of Latinos, immigrants and social progressives of all origins committed to fighting for equality and holding candidates accountable in the 2016 race for the White House. With its bold youth-centered and Internet-savvy approach, DeportRacism.com will work to turn out the Latino and progressive vote and give a voice to people Republican candidates try marginalize and use as scapegoats. We are the United States of America. "United" is in our name. We do support a massive deportation effort - but of racism, not people.

The group also vowed to disrupt Donald Trump's upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live, offering a $5,000 bounty to audience members willing to shout out "Deport racism" or "Trump is a racist" on camera during the show.

We at Lead Stories are wondering if Donald Trump will miss this perfect oportunity to make a quick $5,000 during his opening monologue...

Lead Stories' Trendolizerâ„¢ constantly scours social networks worldwide for trending news about DeportRacism.com and Donald Trump. Scroll down to see the latest.

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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