The internet is a wild place with claims of #FakeNews running rampant. BuzzFeed has posted a public address from former president Barack Obama on this very topic.


The former president begins by warning the public how we now live in an era where our enemies can be misleading, editing footage to make someone look as if they’ve said something they never truly said. Obama continued, explaining how a video could portray him as saying he agreed with Erik Killmonger, the revolutionary villain in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, or to say, “Ben Carson is in the sunken place.”


Most surprising of all, however, was when Obama followed up by saying how a video could show him claiming sitting president Donald Trump “is a total dip****.” He then clarifies that he himself would never utter these claims, but Jordan Peele would. At this moment, the display is split in two, with Obama on the left side and Peele on the right. They speak in unison, with Peele, still doing his famous Obama impression, saying, “We need to rely on trusted news sources. It may sound basic, but how we move forward in the age of information is gonna be the difference between whether we survive or whether we become some kind of ****ed up dystopia.”

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The Get Out director wrote and acted out the video’s script, while Adobe After Effects and FakeApp were used to alter the footage of Obama. Although the video’s title likely spoiled its twist – the winking emoji was pretty suspicious, don’t you think?

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