Hijacked Hashtag: #LGBTfacts

By Josh Hinkle

Originally published on Advocate.com January 25 2012 7:45 PM ET

A Twitter feed called @LGBTfacts, intended to spread antigay rhetoric, spawned a countering Twitter hashtag, #LGBTfacts.

The Twitter account, whose bio reads, "Spreading the truth about the abhorrent homosexual lifestyle," has a mere 316 followers and tweets antigay remarks. The hashtag, #LGBTfacts, was created by pro-gay tweeters, according to CNews.com, using comedic tweets to counteract remarks made by the original antigay Twitter account.

A sample of the tweets can be seen below.

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