FACT CHECK: Joe Biden signed an initiative outlawing criticism of pedophiles

An shared by Facebook claims that President Joe Biden signed “The Drag Queen Initiative” which outlaws criticism of pedophiles.

Verdict: False

The tweet stems from a satirical account. According to credible reports, Biden did not sign such an initiative.

Fact Check:

Several anti-LGBT protests against “Drag Queen Story Hour” programs at libraries have occurred across the country over concerns about child safety, according to The Associated Press. According to ., Bryan Slaton (Republican Texas State Representative) introduced legislation that would ban minors from attending drag show.

The Facebook post shows a screengrab from a tweet that claims Biden signed an executive order called the “Drag Queen Initiative.” This would ban any criticisms of pedophiles and pedophiliac activities.

” Breaking: President Biden Signs the “Drag Queen Initiative.” The tweet reads, (RELATED: FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Sign An Executive Order To Tear Down The US-Mexico Border Wall? )

The claim is baseless. The claim is baseless. Check Your Fact discovered no credible news reports indicating that Biden has or will sign such an order. Neither the White House’s official website, its verified social media pages or the Federal Register announce such a program being enacted.

A reverse image search indicates that the image included in the tweet is of Biden signing a different executive order in February. The caption of the photo states that President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Continued Russian Struggles to Undermine Ukraine’s Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty.”

The claim stems from an unverified Twitter account purporting to be the U.S. Ministry of Truth. The account name likely stems from the fictional government entity featured in George Orwell’s novel “1984,” used by Republicans to mock Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board, according to Newsweek. Although the content is false, the profile does not have a label indicating that it’s satirical.

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Check Your Fact has reached the White House Press Office for comments and will update this article if any are received.

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