Angelina Jolie collaboration with Jon Voight is satire

A satirical website published an article claiming actors Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight have agreed to collaborate on a "non-woke" production studio aimed at promoting traditional values. But multiple social media accounts have shared the story without disclaimers that it is fictitious.

"Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie Join Forces for a Non-Woke Production Studio," says an April 16, 2024 Facebook post referencing the Oscar-winning actress and her father.

Voight, who has also won Academy Awards, is an ally of Donald Trump. Jolie, meanwhile, has criticized the former US president.

Similar claims about the duo teaming up have spread in online articles and on X, where one post says: "AND another win for Patriots!" 

Screenshot from X taken April 18, 2024
Screenshot from Facebook taken April 18, 2024

While Jolie and Voight have long had strained relations, she told an interviewer in 2017 that she welcomed his role as a grandfather. More recently, Voight criticized his daughter after she called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The reports of a father-daughter studio collaboration are false.

Keyword searches found the same claim on the website Esspots, whose about page says: "Our team of writers and editors is dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest in fake news and absurdity, all with a healthy dose of humor and satire."

Other satirical headlines on the site include "Roseanne Barr to Launch a Non-Woke Program with Tim Allen" and "Michael Jordan Is Launching a Non-Woke Brand To Compete with Nike." AFP has fact-checked other claims originating from the website.

The claim received thousands of interactions on another Facebook page that says: "We post SATIRE, nothing on this page is real."

However, multiple iterations of the claim lack such disclaimers.

AFP has fact-checked other satirical claims shared as genuine here.

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