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Internet Jokester Convinces People NRA Account Was Hacked With NSFW Tweet

Someone who goes by Connor (@alsoconnor) on Twitter has pulled off quite the prank. He tweeted this, which looks like a screenshot of a tweet issued by the National Rifle Association:

Did this condemnation of America’s gun-loving culture allegedly coming from the NRA’s account strike you as fishy? You’re not alone.

Did you notice it missing its date stamp?

Did you pick up on the lack of a verified check mark?

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If you did, congratulations: You were right all along. Obviously, this is fake.

That hasn’t stopped people from retweeting the original and worse, saving it to their own devices and posting it independently as something that actually happened.

Connor has been retweeting people who fell for and reposted the joke on their own, so for now, it looks like he is finding the whole thing pretty funny.

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Remember: Check your sources, everyone.

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