‘#TrumpIsDead’ Trends On Twitter As Users Test Musk’s Pledge

  • Tweets of Donald Trump’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
  • You may have woken up to #TrumpIsDead trending on Twitter this morning, and swiped over to your news app of choice to find out more.
  • Of course, there would have been no such story there. The former US president is alive and well – to coin one of his favourite phrases, this hashtag was a stone-cold case of fake news.
  • But in a coordinated attempt to test Elon Musk‘s stance on disinformation on the platform following his takeover, trending topics in the US and beyond were for hours topped with news of Mr Trump‘s apparent demise.