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People are allegedly calling the Netflix customer service hotline asking if they have the 'Gorilla Channel' after a joke tweet went viral.

It all started when popular account @pixelatedboat shared a fake extract purporting to be from a new tell-all book by Michael Wolff.

Wolff’s book - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House - features accounts of Donald Trump’s successful presidential election campaign and current White House administration. It features quotes from former White House strategist Steve Bannon and explores the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Mr Trump’s lawyers moved to block the book's release, but in response, the publishers stepped up their schedule and began selling it early.

A fake extract was shared from the satirical Twitter account Pixelatedboat.

The parody describes Mr Trump’s frustration of having to deal with not having “the gorilla channel” on the television in his bedroom which led the President to believe that the unit was broken.

It goes on to detail attempts by White House staff to humour the Commander in Chief by making him a makeshift channel editing various gorilla-themed documentaries together.

Some people thought it was a real extract at first and the post went viral.

One person wrote:

I read it pretty far before I realised.

Netflix has since shared this tweet asking people to please stop calling them.

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