If you search ‘a*holes’ on Twitter, Donald Trump shows up first

If you search ‘a*holes’ on Twitter, Donald Trump shows up first


Donald Trump loves Twitter, but the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual.

Search the word “a*holes” on Twitter and the first thing that comes up is President Trump’s personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. 

Don Amaro, a Twitter user, told Mashable of the discovery, saying he uncovered it when searching for a tweet of his from last year that read “a*holes not welcome to our island.” 

Amaro works as a social media editor and web administrator and lives on Madeira Island in Portugal. 

It appears that Twitter search doesn’t solely rely on keywords in the account or description, but rather what is in associated tweets, Amaro said. That leaves the opportunity wide open for users to game the search engine. 

We don’t know how many users and Twitter employees on quality assurance will be actively choosing to search “a*holes,” but it’s there. 

Mashable reached out to Twitter on how this association came to be on the platform. 

“Maybe now Trump will stop tweeting after he sees this?” Amaro told Mashable via Twitter private message. “Or even worse … he’ll buy Twitter!!??” 

Trump has been debating what he’ll do on the platform, which last reported 317 million monthly active users. 

“Should I keep the Twitter going?” Trump asked during the Inaugural Ball.

As president, he now has control over his personal account @realDonaldTrump, with 21.6 million followers, and @POTUS, with 14.3 million followers. 

Since the inauguration, he has been using both accounts. On Monday, he chose to share the exact same tweet.

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