You can’t make this stuff up.
We have just been served with a cease and desist letter from Trump’s general counsel ordering us to remove any and all “fake news” stories concerning the President.
We received the letter late last night:
“With this background in mind, it has come to our attention that you have repeatedly posted and shared false stories and news about Mr. Trump which may impact his reputation and brand value. Please be advised that the continued use of this Domain to spread such false and defamatory articles will result in legal action as this is the very definition of libel.” (updated version directly from the letter)
– Alan Garten, executive vice president and chief legal officer at The Trump Organization.
We’re not sure how a little science site making up satirical articles about the mental health and general dimwittedness of the President can be perceived as a threat, but there we go.
We’ll keep you posted with any developments, but for now we are not removing our stories about Trump. We have sent a letter back for clarification.
-The Science Post Team.
*We still have not had any conformation that this is legitimate or not. We have reached out to the Trump Organization but have not received a response.