On 10 March 2018, the Daily World Update web site published an article reporting that a federal appeals court had ordered former President Barack Obama to repay $400 million to the American people for funds that were supposedly “lost” during a transaction with Iran:
The West Texas Federal Appeals Court, operating out of the 33rd District, has ordered that Barack Obama repay $400 Million to the American people for funds he says were “lost” during an illegal transaction with Iranian hard-liners. Judge Gary Jones and Judge Amanda Perry stood together to overrule Judge Kris Weinshenker in a split decision.
There was no truth to this report, which originated with the Daily World Update, a site that is part of a network of fake news sites dedicated to inflammatory clickbaiting and political trolling under the guise of producing “satire.”
Eagleton, Flagg. “Court Orders Obama to Pay $400 Million in Restitution.”
Daily World Update. 10 March 2018.
The Fake News Codex. “Christopher Blair Network.”
Accessed 11 March 2018.