X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, has allowed an apparent hack into Donald Trump Jr.’s account. not monitored during the early stages of Wednesday morning, even as the account made a false death announcement regarding President Trump and issued threats. towards foreign powers. The moderation failure comes despite the platform’s longstanding reputation for locking and banning accounts at any time.
The fake posts on Donald Trump Jr.’s @DonaldJTrumpJr X account. received millions of views on the platform on Wednesday morning. Among other things, the account falsely claimed that Don Jr.’s father, the 45th President Trump, had died and that Don Jr. would take his place on the 2024 presidential ticket.
“I am saddened to announce that my father Donald Trump has passed away,” read a post on the account. “I will run for president in 2024.”