20 of the most hilarious fake ‘factcheckUK’ tweets from the election debate last night
“Swinson nukes squirrels.”
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn battled it out in a live debate on ITV last night covering topics like Brexit, the NHS and even Prince Andrew.
Aside from a painfully awkward handshake and Johnson fluffing the question of what Christmas present he’d buy Corbyn, the biggest disaster of the night was clearly ‘factcheckUK’.
Re-branding itself with a fresh profile, the Conservative party's press office Twitter account claimed to be "fact checking Labour from CCHQ", in an attempt to catch Corbyn out during the debate.
Many people online were inspired by the move.
One by one, Twitter users began to change their profiles during and after the debate to match the Conservative’s "fact checker" and unleash chaos, throwing out statements that ranged from the insightful, to the downright bizarre.
1. That escalated quickly
2. Plot = twisted
3. I miss the good ol' days
4. God Save the Queen
5. It's all ogre now
6. Swish swish bish
7. He's only got two hands
8. (No comment)
9. All history students know this
10. This is actually a real fact.
11. Swinson, get over here!
12. So, what happened last Saturday?
13. Sure is popular these days
14. Harry Potter and the Woking Pizza Express
16. Clearly Jeremy in disguise
17. Who needs Europe anyway?
19. Big Brother? Is it you?
20. Books are still good for toilet paper