Fallout: Everyone liked that meme

r/reactionpics

Trump’s announcement he has coronavirus is his most-liked tweet ever

Make of that what you will.

Oct 2, 2020, 10:49 am

Tech

 

David Covucci

Years ago, when Twitter changed the “Favorite” button over to the “Like” button, from a star to a heart, Twitter users wondered about how it might send the wrong message.

Featured Video Hide

Favorites were often used to flag and bookmark tweets, ones you may have enjoyed—or absolutely despised. But the phrase "like" carries an unambiguous connotation, implying that when someone tweets something and you press the like button, you are extremely pleased with what that person has put on the timeline.

Advertisement Hide

Anyway, President Donald Trump's announcement that he was diagnosed with COVID-19, which has killed 200,000 Americans and which he has repeatedly dismissed and ignored, was the president's most-liked tweet in his near-decade on the platform.

Over 1.4 million people pressed the "heart" button to the news.

Advertisement Hide

Share this article
*First Published: Oct 2, 2020, 10:49 am