Twitter is a powerful tool that can spread information, both true and false, in a matter of seconds. On April 30, a Twitter account named @PoeBase shared a video that quickly went viral. The video appeared to show two popular female rappers, Latto and Coi Leray, fighting at the Something In The Water Festival. The video was accompanied by a tweet from Pop Base, a popular entertainment and gossip Twitter account, stating that TMZ had shared the video.
However, upon closer inspection, it was revealed that the footage was not from TMZ or Something In The Water. Instead, the user behind @PoeBase had taken footage from wrestling promotion TNA Impact Wrestling, muted it, and added the TMZ watermark. The video was clearly a fake, but that did not stop it from gaining traction on Twitter.
TMZ share muted video of Latto and Coi Leray fighting at Something In The Water Festival. pic.twitter.com/V2iI4Oz0Q1— Pop Base (@PoeBase) April 30, 2023
Latto and Coi Leray physically fought each other after their recent online beef 😳— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) May 3, 2023
The @PoeBase account was designed to parody Pop Base and mimic its style as closely as possible. This led many Twitter users to believe that the video was real, which only helped fuel its spread. The tweet has since received over 1 million views, nearly 6,000 likes, nearly 600 retweets, and over 700 quote tweets.
The video’s success can be attributed to a few factors. Firstly, it played into the recent drama between Latto and Coi Leray, which made it believable enough to be true. Additionally, the account behind the tweet was designed to mimic Pop Base, a popular and credible source of entertainment news. This air of credibility led many people to believe that the tweet was legitimate.
The responses to the tweet fell into three categories. Firstly, there were those who believed that the video was real and shared their shock and disbelief on Twitter. Secondly, there were those who understood that the tweet was a parody and appreciated its humor. Finally, there were those who were genuinely annoyed at Pop Base for sharing fake news.
This incident highlights the importance of verifying information before sharing it on social media. False information can spread quickly and cause harm to individuals and organizations. It is crucial to check the credibility of the source and the information being shared to prevent the spread of fake news.
The @PoeBase incident serves as a cautionary tale of the dangers of sharing false information on social media. It is important to always verify the credibility of sources and information before sharing it. By doing so, we can prevent the spread of fake news and protect ourselves and others from its harmful effects.
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