Donald Trump's First TV Campaign Ad Soars To A Million Views... On An Unofficial YouTube Channel

  • by: Maarten Schenk

Last Sunday the Trump campaign released its first TV ad for the 2016 Republican primaries. Strangely enough they didn't post it to any of their own social media channels: it was only made available on the campaign website here. They didn't even bother to upload it to YouTube, where Trump's channel seems to be anything but 'yuge' with only about 14K followers at this time.

Unsurprisingly somebody else uploaded the video to their own channel where it quickly got to the one million viewer mark. Let us know in the comments what you think about the ad...


  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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