Tag: trolls

False vaccine claims spread online by bots and trolls, says top public-health doc

OTTAWA—Canada’s chief public health officer says the fight against vaccine-related misinformation on social media is being further complicated by the emergence of online bots designed to sow mistrust. Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday in Ottawa that bots have been spreading false claims about vaccinations and increasing tensions on the issue. The misinformation on social media,…

‘SOME PEOPLE DID SOMETHING’: U.S. President Donald Trump trolls Rep. Ilhan Omar with video of her 9/11 comments, edited with clips of burning WTC

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the most recent controversy involving Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota Democrat was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president “shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”…

Trump trolls ‘Democrat Party leader’ Maxine Waters with birthday wish

US President Donald Trump has used the 80th birthday of ‘crazy’ Maxine Waters to troll the outspoken Democrat, with whom he has been locked in a war of words throughout his administration. The US congresswoman turned 80 on Wednesday and she revealed to MSNBC that her biggest birthday wish would be to see Donald Trump…