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Fake News: Bill Gates Did NOT Tweet Trump Will Be Greatest President In History

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:49:46 Z)

A fake tweet reading: "After 17 minuts phone call with President Trump, I think he will go down to history as one of the greatest presidents just like Reagan." is making the rounds on social media and on various fake news websites.

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The tweet reads like something a 15-year old kid would have written ("minuts", "down to history") and was probably generated using one of the many websites where fake tweets can be created by anyone with two minutes of time to spare.

You shouldn't believe the tweet because Trump already said it was fake himself:

Or maybe we just made that tweet up using faketrumptweet.com, who knows?

Meanwhile on Bill Gate's Twitter account, not a single tweet can be found even mentioning the word "Trump" so next time you see someone passing this tweet around as real just send them here...

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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