Monday evening began with a tweet that sparked an unfounded rumor that the Michigan mother’s vote was stolen by a replicant using her name. This tweet has come with the hashtag: #MaidenGate.
Soon, it was claimed that unauthorized people cast votes under the names of real voters who started trending online. According to Dataminer, more than 70,000 posts pushing #MaidenGate appeared on Twitter on Monday and Tuesday, reaching 2,000 between 2:10 and 2:15 on Tuesday.
In addition to Twitter, rumors of #Media spread among Facebook, YouTube and its related groups. Stop stealing, Who has fueled the false narrative that Democrats steal elections from President Trump.
But the original tweet offered no evidence to support #MenenGate’s claim, which was posted by a Twitter account under the name Unholy. The tweet did not include any details on the woman’s name that was allegedly stolen, so there was no way to verify the claim. Twitter has suspended the account, and the message no longer appears.
In Michigan, the offices of the State Attorney General and the Secretary of State said that there was no evidence of this type of voter fraud and that they had not received any complaints about it.
“If there is no information available to make a claim, and no one has actually filed a complaint, we do nothing,” said Kelly Rosman-McKinney, director of public information for the Attorney General’s Office. “We will review, investigate and – if appropriate – prosecute any allegations of fraud that contain at least some evidence.”
Mistakes about voter fraud Risen during and after the election last week. According to an analysis by media insights firm Jignell Labs, from election day, from November 3, until Monday, lies about widespread voter fraud reached 4.7 million mentions, the highest of all election-related misinformation. The #MaidenGate hashtag shows how the lies continue.
Twitter said on Tuesday that it was monitoring #MaidenGate tweets and would take action if a violation was found Rule Or its Civil integrity policy. YouTube said it added videos that an information panel citing #MaidenGate says President-elect Joseph R. for the presidential election. Biden Jr. has been called.
Facebook did not immediately comment.
Major conservatives have already made false allegations that the voter’s name was fraudulent in the country. Ali Alexander, a Republican operative formerly known as Ali Akbar, promoted the plot on Periscope on Monday evening, where people stream live broadcasts, gathering 41,000 viewers.
“We need some help. An investigative journalist hashtag is being used, called #MadeGengate, ”Mr. Alexander said. He repeated the baseless claim of the original tweet and said, without any evidence, that he had seen at least two more instances of this type of voter fraud. “We want every woman to investigate this,” he said.
On Tuesday afternoon, Arizona Republican Representative Paul Gosar also tweeted about the hashtag. “Ladies,” he wrote, “if you’ve changed your name and moved places over the years you want to see if ‘you’ voted elsewhere. #MaidenGate.”
Mr. Alexander and Mr. Gosar did not respond to requests for comment.