Donald Trump has been ridiculed after he shared an article from a satirical news website about Twitter slow the spread of negative news about Joe Biden.
The president shared an article form a website called Babylon Bee which describes itself as:
The Babylon Bee is the world’s best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims. We write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life.
The Babylon Bee was created ex nihilo on the eighth day of the creation week, exactly 6,000 years ago. We have been the premier news source through every major world event, from the Tower of Babel and the Exodus to the Reformation and the War of 1812. We focus on just the facts, leaving spin and bias to other news sites like CNN and Fox News.
It wouldn't take a genius to know that everything about the website is meant as a joke but Trump appeared to be duped by the headline which reads:
Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News
It's convincing but it wouldn't take long after reading the article to realise that it wasn't true at all. Here is an actual quote from the article:
After seeing account after account tweet out one particularly bad story, CEO Jack Dorsey realized he had to take action. Dorsey smashed a glass box in his office reading "Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats." Inside the case was a sledgehammer for smashing Twitter's servers.
Trump shared a link to the article on Friday morning adding 'Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T.'
As always, when Trump makes a mistake of this nature, people were quick to jump on a mock the president for making such a basic error.
@realDonaldTrump @TheBabylonBee THE BABYLON BEE IS A HUMOR SITE YOU CREDULOUS FOOL— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1602843354
@realDonaldTrump @TheBabylonBee Fucking hell. Have you even read what you just retweeted?— Nick Harvey (@Nick Harvey) 1602843362
The President of the United States -- who has access to the best intelligence in the world -- is citing as fact a .… https://t.co/zGYRJDH06R— Del Quentin Wilber (@Del Quentin Wilber) 1602847171
The president just retweeted a parody story thinking it’s real. Literally every day is like a mini-episode of Idioc… https://t.co/gNFUFegWue— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1602847154
The president tweeted a link to a parody site making fun of him, thinking it’s real 🤣 https://t.co/PELA8yaS6a— LeGate (@LeGate) 1602846893
In other news Trump falls for a Babylon Bee article i love 2020 https://t.co/3HTNjVFnYI— Tim Pool (@Tim Pool) 1602844883
This is a satire site. The article contains these paragraphs, which might have indicated that it was not serious. T… https://t.co/0QOaF1YhAU— Steve Peers (@Steve Peers) 1602843485
Trump retweeting parody network @TheBabylonBee is beyond parody https://t.co/Ja8aCSfMib— Jim Pickard (@Jim Pickard) 1602844767
At the time of writing, the tweet is still on Trump's account and may not have been made aware that the article is fake.