November 22, 2021

The title of a recent Facebook video claims that the military has taken over the mainstream media.

“Military takes over MSM to broadcast a truthful event,” the Nov. 17 title says.

We, the media, are here to tell you that’s incorrect.

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According to a person who can be heard talking in the video, this is speculative. But it’s also not based in fact.

“Friday, December third,” they say. “U.S. government runs out of money, the alliance plan telegram goes down, along with all mass media, while the military takes over to broadcast truthful events 24/7. Now dates are tentative, always, because as you know this is a war. An unconventional war.”

The person talking goes on to reference the QAnon conspiracy theory, and we’ve previously checked similar posts claiming that former President Donald Trump and the military are working together and remain in power in spite of President Joe Biden’s election.

But there’s no evidence to support that, or the claim that the military has taken over or will take over the mainstream media.

We rate this post Pants on Fire!

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Ciara O'Rourke is a contributing writer for PolitiFact. Previously, Ciara covered local government and public safety for the Austin American-Statesman and fact-checked elected officials and…
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