Donald Trump thanked a black entrepreneur on Twitter, but she might not be real

UPDATE: Aug. 6, 2017, 5:56 p.m. EDT A representative of heavy.com has contacted Mashable, explaining they have spoken with “the woman whose name was used to create multiple accounts connected to ProTrump45,” who claims her identity has been stolen and plans to file a police report.

Heavy’s story has since been substantially altered, removing mentions of the real Mincy, who forcefully stated that she doesn’t sell Trump merchandise or have anything to do with him.

Further, Trump’s earlier Twitter shout-out now points to the same tweet as before, but from a different account. This one belongs to @AlexandriaM0ra, and features the same profile photo as the earlier fake Mincey account.

There’s obviously more to this story than anyone knows right now. We’ll 

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Sure, fake news runs rampant now more than ever—but don’t let it distract you from another threat: fake Twitter accounts. 

When Donald Trump tweeted his appreciation on Saturday to a “supporter” named Nicole Mincey/@protrump45, Twitter user @Rschooley debunked the account’s identity, explaining in a thread exactly why “Nicole” and a variety of other Twitter users were in fact fakes, not actual Trump supporters. 

Buckle up—this gets interesting. 

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Schooley shared an article from Heavy.com that lays out a vague backstory for Nicole: she’s a hardworking student who grew up in poverty and went on to start a pro-Trump apparel company. 

The Heavy article makes a case that Nicole is not the “bot” some have proclaimed her to be, pointing to social media accounts belonging to a woman named Ahyanah Nicole Mincy. It’s worth noting that none of the publicly visible activity on those other accounts makes mention of Trump or the ProTrump45 business.

Further, Schooley points out that all the information uncovered in that article come from another source, the Daily Caller, and that other article seems to have been provided to the site by Nicole herself. 

We could find only one other instance of ProTrump45’s Nicole Mincey appearing in the media, in an apparent interview with WorldNetDaily, a right-leaning news aggregator….

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