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2018 Midterm Elections

A Fake Donald Trump Twitter Account Is Spreading Election Falsehoods (And A Link To "2 Girls, 1 Cup")

Twitter took down the account six minutes after BuzzFeed News asked about it.

Posted on November 6, 2018, at 7:26 p.m. ET

A fake Donald Trump Twitter account with more than 10,000 followers had been spreading hoaxes on Election Day.

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The account, which had existed since 2015, was suspended six minutes after BuzzFeed News asked Twitter about it. The account used the username @realDonadTrump, which omitted the “L” in Donald but otherwise resembled the president’s real account.

Before being taken down, it targeted Republicans with a hoax about the wrong voting date. By far, its most successful tweet was a false claim about Antifa members pretending to be Trump supporters by wearing MAGA hats.

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The account also trolled Trump supporters with offers of a free MAGA hat. When people clicked on the link, they were taken to a website hosting a vintage viral video called “2 Girls, 1 Cup,” which depicts a graphic sex act.

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Twitter did not comment on why the account was allowed to operate on its website for potentially three years.

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