What’s the similarity between hardcore supporters of President Donald Trump and gay socialists? In the event you assume that’s the begin to a really bizarre joke, it’s not. A Fb group known as ‘Cease the Steal’ amassed 64okay members after which modified its title to ‘Homosexual Communists for Socialism.’
As you possibly can think about, this made plenty of Trump supporters who have been lured into the group confused and offended. Scroll all the way down to see their reactions.
The ‘Cease the Steal’ group was created by a joke-loving group of people that wished to poke enjoyable on the declare that Trump and a few of his supporters are making that the President-Elect of the US, Joe Biden, supposedly ‘stole’ the elections.
A Fb group known as ‘Cease the Steal’ that was supposedly pro-Trump trolled the President’s supporters by altering the title of the web page
And right here’s how among the group members reacted to the change
The group lured in Trump supporters after an identical group with over 350okay members was shut down by Fb for spreading misinformation. “We had no thought it will take off like this or suck in as many clueless folks because it did after we made the swap,” one of many admins told The Guardian.
In the event you’re pondering that the entire ‘Homosexual Communists for Socialism’ factor sounds too bizarre for this world, bear in mind three issues. First, reality is at all times stranger than fiction. Second, take a look at this complete yr and inform us that stranger issues haven’t occurred.
And third, the well-known fact-checking website Snopes confirmed that the ‘Cease the Steal’ web page was created on November 5 after which eliminated the identical day after the title change due to how a lot violent rhetoric stuffed the group’s feed.
1000’s of Trump supporters left the Fb group throughout the first few hours after the title change. And after Twitter got wind of what was happening, supporters of Democratic Celebration candidate Biden flooded into the group to troll the pro-Trumpers. Finally, issues bought out of hand. It’s doubtless that the web page admins used aliases to guard their actual identities.
On the time of writing, so far as the media is conscious, Trump nonetheless has not congratulated Biden on his victory. Trump and his crew plan to lodge lawsuits in a number of key states on Monday, in accordance with the BBC. They plan to contest the election outcomes there. The Trump campaign claims that there’s ‘robust proof’ proving election rigging, however has to this point not offered the proof for this.