“Yesterday, Rolling Stone reported that Facebook had shut down Stop the Steal, a massive pro-Trump Facebook group propagating misinformation about the election and platforming violent rhetoric. In the hours since Stop the Steal was taken down, a slew of replacement Facebook groups have popped up with similar or slightly tweaked names hoping to avoid detection. One band of leftists, however, came up with a clever way to combat such misinformation: creating a fake Stop the Steal replacement group, attracting tens of thousands of Trump-supporting members; then renaming it Gay Communists for Socialism, adding a photo of Obama and Biden cavorting through the White House with rainbow flags to drive the point home. Trolls then barraged the group with anti-Trump memes. Members of the group were confused, to say the least.”
“Some members, clearly panicked at the prospect of being publicly associated with gay people (or socialists) (or Communists), posted that they had called Facebook customer service to request they be removed from the group. ‘What in the hell?? I would never invite anyone to anything such named,’ one poster wrote. ‘How the hell did I start seeing posts from this sick group?’ another mused. ‘I am soooooo confused right now,’ said another, against a prototypically boomer Facebook meme background. Fortunately, leftists were on hand to helpfully explain to them what was going on: ‘You’re gay now,’ said one” – Rolling Stone.