A fake Twitter feed from an account that purported to be a senior adviser to President Donald Trump was a hoax, but the account was not taken down until the end of the day, according to multiple media reports.
The account, @POTUS_Twitter, was created in the first few hours of February 18.
It featured tweets from a Twitter account that appeared to be the president’s personal account.
The account, which was apparently created to impersonate the president, was then taken down shortly thereafter, according the New York Times.
The Trump administration has been plagued with controversies in recent months, as multiple outlets have reported that members of the president have used Twitter to disparage and threaten reporters, members of Congress, and the media.
In a series of tweets, the president had called the media “fake news” and “dishonest,” while also stating that the U.S. government is “at war” with CNN and MSNBC.
In the past, Twitter has faced criticism from users who claim the platform has been used to harass and silence journalists.
Earlier this year, the platform suspended a journalist who had published an unflattering article about former President Trump.