Twitter is taking down a fake Joe Biden ad amplified by Trump campaign staffers
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Over the last few days, a fake Joe Biden campaign ad has gone viral across Twitter, boosted in part by current and former Trump campaign staffers. After The Verge’s report on the image, Twitter said that it was in violation of its elections rules.
The image shows Biden with a beam of light emanating from his chest with “His brain? No. His heart.” overlaid on top with the campaign’s official logo, too. This tweet appears to be the original and has accrued over 10,000 retweets and 62,000 likes as of publication.
The fake ad has also been posted across other social media platforms like Reddit and Tumblr but caught fire on Twitter this week after an account called @khakijorts posted the image, captioning it, “This is a real ad 100% cannot…