Just minutes after the #ZombieHillary hashtag became a trending topic on Twitter, it was allegedly taken down by the social networking site, prompting some users to accuse Facebook’s rival of censoring their tweets.
According to the Washington Examiner, users noticed that when they tried typing the #ZombieHillary hashtag, they were instead encouraged by Twitter’s system to misspell the Democratic presidential candidate’s name by suggesting a version with a single “l” — #ZombieHilary.
Because the autocomplete feature was so obvious in hampering #ZombieHillary from rising through the trending topics list, users couldn’t contain their disappointment over Twitter’s alleged suppression of the hashtag.
User @Lewis Wade wrote that it was so blatant that Twitter does not want #ZombieHillary to gain attention as a trending topic. Another user, @offgridrr, tweeted that the #ZombieHillary hashtag was being suppressed.
The #ZombieHillary hashtag is reportedly a reference to Hillary Clinton’s frail appearance over the weekend. It can be noted that it was recently revealed that Clinton was treated for pneumonia.
The exposure of the presidential candidate’s medical condition has led to doubts that Clinton could not be in good shape to run the most demanding job in the country. However, Clinton’s camp has since addressed the issue by releasing a letter from her doctor stating that she is in good health and that she is capable of serving her term as president should she win the elections.
“The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition. She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States,” Clinton’s doctor Lisa Bardack wrote, as quoted by the Washington Post.
However, the New York Times learned through different medical doctors that there are other details about Clinton’s health that were not disclosed in her doctor's letter, such as her history of blood clots and her 2012 concussion. Nonetheless, the publication pointed out that Clinton did make extensive information about her health known to the public.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time Twitter is accused of taking down a trending hashtag as the Washington Examiner reported in July that the social networking site also suppressed the spread of the #DNCLeaks hashtag after it was revealed that WikiLeaks leaked numerous emails from the Democratic National Committee servers.