‘#Trumpisdead' Trending On Twitter After New Moderation Test

A comedian and actor are putting Elon Musk's control of Twitter and how it is moderated to the test.

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, two comedians known for their stand-up and TV work, started the Twitter hashtag #TrumpIsDead on Tuesday, owned by Musk since Thursday.

In a short series of tweets about Donald Trump, Heidecker wrote, "Trump is dead (died badly)" and tagged Musk, saying that the billionaire "suppressed this news (or has he?)"

"The news is sad for many," Heidecker said next. "I heard his death was sad and sick (not as a dog, but this reporting could change soon)."

Heidecker's tweets got more than 20,000 likes and thousands of retweets in less than an hour, and #TrumpIsDead started trending on Twitter on Tuesday.

Musk hadn't replied or said anything about the posts yet. Since he took over, he has stayed a very active user. He tweets and replies to other tweets many times a day.

When an email was sent to Trump's office on Tuesday evening asking for a comment, there was no response.

Misinformation, false information, hate speech, and other problems on Twitter have quickly become a problem under Musk's leadership.

In fact, on Monday, Musk changed his Twitter bio from "Chief Twit" to "Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator," which means that he is in charge of handling Twitter complaints.