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A week ago, most people who weren't living in Northern Ireland probably had very little knowledge of the DUP - now they're all everyone can talk about.
People are frantically googling who they are, given that they may well be the party to prop up the Conservative minority government.
Yesterday, 900,000 people looked up the DUP on WIkipedia!!! #GE2017 https://t.co/mt5Hyr5diP — Ste JM 🚊🛰🐦 (@Ste JM 🚊🛰🐦)
Many are not liking what they're seeing. As they're finding homophobia, sexism and Islamophobia.
The DUP is the most searched political party in the UK right now #GE2017 https://t.co/6eMmSekO8H — GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends)
Some pranksters decided to take advantage of the attention and have been changing the DUP's Wikipedia page into what they actually think about them.
DUP website crashes as people across the UK frantically google "dup", "democratic unionist party" and "what is dup"… https://t.co/UIJDrxWhKt — Diana Cacciottolo (@Diana Cacciottolo)
The unknown prankster used some very NSFW language to edit their page.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is an anti abortion, pro catholic bashing, anti gay political party and the largest unionist political party in Northern Ireland.
Adding 'Adolf Hitler' as their leader and 'Nigel Farage' as their deputy leader. The edits came from an IP address in Willenhall.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is the largest shower of c**ts in Westminister and the third-largest in Northern Ireland. Founded by Ian Paisley after f**king a badger paved into a gypsy tarmac.
Another edit said:
DUP’s core beliefs include unwavering opposition homosexuality and abortion, and that dinosaurs don’t exist.They believe their bones were placed there by prehistoric homosexuals with nationalist agendas to fool the “right thinking” people.’
DUP’s core beliefs include unwavering opposition homosexuality and abortion, and that dinosaurs don’t exist.
They believe their bones were placed there by prehistoric homosexuals with nationalist agendas to fool the “right thinking” people.’
The page is now back to normal and has been locked against further editing.
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