Fake Twitter Accounts Posing As Black Trump Supporters Push Bogus Hype

Fake news is now turning into fake tweets. Twitter is seeing a growing trend of fake accounts posing as Black supporters of President Donald Trump, then vanish from the Internet after pushing right-wing propaganda to a large following.

Fake Accounts Called ‘Digital Blackface’

According to the Washington Post, researchers discovered a small network of about two dozen accounts that generated more than 265,000 retweets and mentions on Twitter over the course of a few days, gaining thousands of followers before Twitter could block the fake accounts. The accounts have profile pics of random Black people taken from the Internet; they tend to use identical language and hit the same pro-Trump talking points.

Republican Agenda Being Pushed

One example of these fake accounts had the Twitter handle @CopJrCliff, featuring a pic of a Black police officer and the words “VOTE REPUBLICAN.” The account posted only eight tweets but gained 24,000 followers. A few days after it was created, the account was gone.

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Trey Songz Blasts Donald Trump Over COVID-19

R&B singer Trey Songz is taking coronavirus seriously. Despite President Donald Trump downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19, the popular crooner recently announced his approach to dealing with the infection. Trigger Trey went to his Instagram page to break the shocking news. Songz used the opportunity to take a jab at Trump for telling Americans not to be scared of the coronavirus effects. Trey also said he believed his grandfather recently passed away from COVID-19 complications.

“I’ve always taken it serious. If you come in contact with COVID, please do the same. Please do the same. Don’t be like the president. Much love and peace, y’all. I thank you in advance for your support, your love.” -Trey Songz’s Instagram

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Down but not out! Stay safe y’all! Wear your mask. Wash your hands. ??

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