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Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ social media platform verifies fake Fox News account

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Many people thought Fox News finally made the jump to former President Trump’s social media platform “Truth Social” thanks to the fact that the account was verified by the platform, but Fox News says it has nothing to do with the verified accounts, Axios reports.

Even the mere existence of the account gave Truth Social’s shares a spike this Tuesday after a reporter tweeted about it. Truth Social CEO and former GOP Rep. Devin Nunes was even apparently duped by the account, firing off a message that read: “Great to have RSS feed for @FoxNews now LIVE here on TRUTH! This adds to @OAN and @NewsMax.”

Speaking to Axios, a Fox News spokesman clarified, “We are not on Truth Social.”

“As Axios previously reported, real-looking accounts for numerous big media and sports brands —including Fox Sports, TMZ, NFL, NASA and NASCAR — have existed on Truth Social for months, and often are promoted to new users. But none are verified, instead including a small ‘BOT’ disclaimer on their accounts,” Axios reports.

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