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Trolls posing as gay men on Twitter are trying to falsely link LGBT acceptance to pedophilia.

Last week, a "pro-pedophilia" account went viral, receiving 16,000 replies to one tweet, including from some prominent people on the far-right.
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The fake "pro-pedophilia" Twitter trolls are posing as real members of the LGBT community.

Karl Krause and Daan Colijn, a gay travel blog couple, had their identities stolen by @vaceyi, which posted pro-pedophilia tweets using their image, and went viral

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One fake "pro-pedophilia" account posing as a gay man, @vaceyi, duped several prominent members of the far-right, including Curt Schilling and Jack Posobiec.

Posobiec tweeted about the troll account, saying "“Many warned this day would come.”

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The "slippery slope" argument attempting to tie homosexuality to pedophilia is one of the oldest slurs and efforts to dehumanize the LGBT community.

It has no scientific basis.

Still, 4chan trolls are posing as gay men on Twitter to spread the slur.

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4chan trolls have been posing as pro-pedophilia gay men on Twitter since at least 2016.

The effort was ramped up last month after rightwing sites claimed pro-pedophilia messages on Twitter are allowed. That's not true.

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Breitbart ran the headline "Twitter allows self-proclaimed pedophiles to spread their message on its platform." It's not true—Twitter bans all child exploitation.

Still, days later, the pro-pedophilia troll account, @vaceyi, was born.

Then it went viral.
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The most viral Twitter fake LGBT pro-pedophilia account, @Vaceyi, is dead now. We alerted Twitter to it last night and they said they're looking to take steps to stamp it out.

Disinformation ops against protected classes will keep happening. Whack-a-mole.
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New statement from Twitter on this story:

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Btw, here's the photo trolls stole of Karl and Daan (@coupleofmen) for their viral fake pro-pedophilia account.

They are extremely kind people who travel the world and go to gay-owned businesses, then blog about it: coupleofmen.com.

Stop being terrible to nice people!
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