Over the weekend, a Twitter joke went out of control online, mistakenly convincing some netizens — even the leaders of the QAnon conspiracy theory — to believe a “doomsday” protest video on MSNBC, according tomedia. In fact, the footage comes from Blatter Pitt’s film Zombie World War.
But if you look back at the MSNBC video, you’ll see something else: there’s a little tag in the corner of the video that says “BAD SCOOTER / NOT REAL.” BAD SCOOTER is understood to be the Twitter account name for the video.
Currently, the original version has been deleted. In response to the online uproar, the netizen posted that he had greatly underestimated Twitter’s influence, and many users even said the content in the video was real-life, for which he apologized.
NBCUniversal spokeswoman Alexandra Roberts also clarified that MSNBC had never used “Zombie World War.” “To confirm that these posts are fake,” Roberts wrote in an email to the Vergethe website. “
But Bad Scooter’s disclaimer is not enough. An unnamed comparison shot has gone viral on Twitter. This morning, q, a mystery figure who orchestrated conspiracy theories, published an article on the 8kun forum accusing the Democratic Party’s leaders of eating human flesh and paedophilia among them. “MSDNC (deliberately) using fake lenses?” MSDEN is pushing the story of the fire in the United States? Why? Q asked gravely, “The public enemy of the people.” “While some users later pointed out a misguided error, it may not seriously damage Q’s reputation among QAnon supporters, but a few have expressed shock at the error.” But at the same time, at least a lot of Twitter users were inclined to think that the picture came from the movie “Zombie World War.”