FEMA’s First Concentration Camp, Camp Alpha, Opens in Arizona-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
FEMA has opened Camp Alpha, the first of four planned political realignment facilities, in Wilcox, Arizona.
FEMA has not opened Camp Alpha in Wilcox, Arizona.
That rumor started with a report that appeared at the fake news website National Report. The fake report claims that Camp Alpha was built on 500 acres of federal property in southwest Arizona:
The facilities, which were ordered and authorized through two-dozen executive orders by President Barack Obama the day he took office on January 20th, 2009, will serve as special camps for conservative-leaning Americans who openly dissent against the Obama Administration and the Democratic party, through Facebook status updates, Tweets, blog posts, or in private conversations intercepted by FEMA.
Once conservatives have been rounded up, FEMA will use enhanced interrogation techniques and “Clockwork Orange”- style machinery to effectively brainwash the conservatism out of an inmate, after which they can be reentered into the population with a more liberal, progressive worldview.
The story has been shared on social media sites more than 83,000 times, and many readers have been duped into believing that FEMA has actually opened Camp Alpha to “re-educate” conservative Americans. But National Report isn’t a trusted source of news, according to the website’s disclaimer:
National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional. If you are in need of professional help, please consult a professional. National Report is not intended for children under the age of 18.
Many conspiracy theories about so-called “FEMA camps” have gone viral over the years. TruthorFiction.com has investigated rumors that FEMA has purchased $1 billion worth of disposable coffins and that the agency has made preparations for the zombie apocalypse.
Like previous one, the rumor that FEMA has opened its first concentration or death camp in southwest Arizona is false.