As the Electoral College prepared to cast their votes on December 14 2020, Donald Trump claimed that a “water main break” was staged to somehow rig the election against him.
A satirical tweet about “Millennial homeowner” profile tropes was subtle enough to be perceived as authentic by readers.
An October 11 2021 tweet featured a purported Twitter screenshot, which was attributed to Ben Shapiro and mentioned his “wife’s bedroom” and “Columbus Day”: pic.twitter.com/YUqBJgI3NB — Michael Kofi A.||♤🇬🇭 (@MikeKofiA) October 12, 2021 In the screenshot (dated October 11 2021 at 4:50 PM), Shapiro purportedly said: My daughter woke me up this morning and asked […]
Fake tweets quickly move outside their ecosystem on Reddit, as was the case with a tweet attributed to Charlie Kirk and initially labeled “satire.”
After a conflict between Candace Owens and a Colorado clinic, a tweet attributed to Owens suggested she planned to cough on her hand and “give as many handshakes” as possible.
Facebook appears to be featuring posts containing fabricated tweets from science educator Bill Nye.
An August 16 2021 tweet by @NBCLA used “shot on site” in a confusing, but humorous, way.
Satirical tweets attributed to Ben Shapiro are common, including this one about his “#redpill moment” on his seventh birthday.
Discourse around a purported tweet from the right-wing activist about the song WAP and her “white American privilege” included later claims that screenshots of her statements were parodies.
The phrase “there’s always a tweet” is increasingly accompanied by fake tweets, as is the case with a phony Ted Cruz Twitter screenshot.