White Flags On Brooklyn Bridge? Hoax Tweet Confuses Reporters

Who replaced the American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge with two white flags? We don’t know who did it but we know who didn’t do it: The Bike Lobby.

The Bike Lobby, a parody Twitter account, claimed responsibility for the white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this morning. The tweet was picked up by the Associated Press and was soon reported as fact by several news outlets.

Most media outlets have corrected the mistake but not before the Bike Lobby publicly shamed them.

Congratulations, Bike Lobby, you successfully fooled the media. You also angered Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

The bike lobby wasn’t responsible for the white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, but someone was. Authorities searched the bridge for bombs after the incident and are currently searching for those responsible for the prank. We’re guessing that they won’t be using Twitter as part of their investigation.

photo credit: Werner Kunz via photopin cc


Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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