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Far-right Proud Boys create their own social network — and it gets shut down in less than a week

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The Proud Boys, a group of far-right militants who have often clashed in the streets with left-wing antifa activists, tried launching their own answer to Facebook this week.

However, as the Daily Beast’s Will Sommer reports, the so-called “ProudBook” social network has already been shut down less than a week after launching.

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According to the error message shown on the ProudBook website, the website’s account was “suspended” by its host, although there is no indication as to the specific reasons why the website was shut down.

Many of Sommers’ Twitter followers were quick to heap scorn on the Proud Boys’ failure — check out some of their reactions below.

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Your election angst is real: Trump’s gonna cheat and it could be total hell

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During the presidential campaign of 1988, "Saturday Night Live's" Dana Carvey played then-Vice President George H.W. Bush as a lovable oddball and Jon Lovitz portrayed Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis as an emotionally detached technocrat, musing out loud during a debate, "I can't believe I'm losing to this guy."

Even though it was a comedy sketch, that line has been thrown in Democrats' faces ever since as an example of their arrogant elitism and failure to understand Real America. Don't you know that the average voter wants a president they can have a beer with, not some egghead know-it-all?

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Trump preparing to question legitimacy of results if he loses 2020 election: Michigan lieutenant governor

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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, D-Mich., has accused President Donald Trump of sowing doubt about November's election months before voting even begins in an attempt to question the "legitimacy of an election that he is looking to lose."

Gilchrist criticized Trump for pushing debunked conspiracy theories about voting by mail after the state sent absentee ballot applications to every registered voter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I think that the president wants to set us up so that there can be a conversation about the legitimacy of an election that he is looking to lose," Gilchrist told MSNBC over the weekend. "That is a really unfortunate thing. That's not how we do democracy here in the United States, and we need to be ready to respond to that forcefully."

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