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U.N news agency scrubs tweet calling on Americans abroad to ‘end Trump’

Late Thursday evening the United Nations News Centre, which is the official United Nation’s news service, posted on the social media platform Twitter, a tweet which called on “8 million Americans abroad” to “stop Trump”, before quickly deleting the social media post.

The tweet was formally published just after 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, urging United States citizens living or travelling abroad to share a voter registration tool on the website of the political activist organization named Avaaz that states, “U.S. Citizens abroad could defeat Trump, if they voted,” as reported by Politico.

The particular web page in question was entitled, “The October surprise that will end Trump,” and the tool on the web page allows users to sign up for help with registering to vote in the November eighth United States presidential election.

“At a time when Trump is trying to divide us, we could help defeat him if we all share this page with EVERYONE. Let’s reach every US voter abroad,” it states on the web page, as quoted by Politico.

However, the social media post was abruptly deleted from the social media website just twenty minutes after being published without any type of official explanation.

The chief of the United Nations News Services Section, Ari Gaitanis, which oversees the twitter account, claimed the social media post was merely a simple mistake when confronted with questions surrounding the social media post by Politico.

“That tweet did not originate from the UN News Centre and this was the reason for it being taken down,” Gaitanis is quoted saying in response to Politico’s inquiry.”We’re looking into its provenance.”

(Written & Edited by Bart Charles Begley)


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