Trump's Favorite Meme-Maker Carpe Donktum Used A Fake Name To Go On Trump's Favorite TV Network - 2019-07-15

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F0.png Trump's Favorite Meme-Maker Carpe Donktum Used A Fake Name To Go On Trump's Favorite TV Network July 15, 2019, Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed News

On Friday, the pro-Trump cable news channel One America News Network aired an interview with a man it identified as Dennis F. Charles, "a conservative social media analyst." But that wasn't his real name.

In the segment, he said social media companies were censoring conservatives, echoing a core message of the White House social media summit held the day before, on July 11. In fact, "Charles" was at the summit, attending under his better-known pseudonym: Carpe Donktum.

That made it all the more notable when Donktum appeared on OANN, a channel to the right of Fox News, under what was seemingly his real name, Dennis F. Charles. Except that it was yet another diversion. BuzzFeed News confirmed this too is a fake name. The segment aired on OANN did not disclose this to viewers, contrary to standard journalistic practices.

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{{cite news | first = Craig | last = Silverman | author2 = Jeremy Massler | title = Trump's Favorite Meme-Maker Carpe Donktum Used A Fake Name To Go On Trump's Favorite TV Network | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/carpe-donktum-oann-social-media-censorship | work = BuzzFeed News | date = July 15, 2019 | accessdate = September 22, 2020 }}