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This Fake Donald Trump Jr. Twitter Account Is Tricking People

Lots of people are falling for it.

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A parody account for Donald Trump Jr. has been fooling people on Twitter, even those who usually know better. Don't be a sucker!

Some of the tweets are obviously jokes:

It pains me to announce our new intern @ChrisChristie has been fired for playing Pokemon Go while on the job. #RNC2016 #RNCinCLE


But plenty of them are unfunny enough to seem like, well, legit tweets from Donald Trump Jr.

God. Please keep everyone at #RNCinCLE safe, too.

It was this tweet today about two anti-Trump GOP delegates that really tricked people:

Your careers are finished @SenMikeLee @KenCuccinelli #RNCinCLE

Senator Mike Lee and Ken Cuccinelli were two delegates involved in an attempt to hold a roll call vote that would change the convention rules to allow to delegates to try to nominate someone other than Trump. It was a kind of a big, chaotic mess. You can read all about it here.

So the idea that Trump Jr. would be calling those delegates out with a threatening phrase like "your careers are finished" seemed like a deliciously inappropriate tweet. Not SO insane that it would clearly be from a parody account, but just a LITTLE over the line – enough to think Trump Jr. was using poor judgment on Twitter at a glance.

Sometimes a bad tweet is too good to be true, and so a lot of people fell for it.

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

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