Charlie Brooker, Armando Iannucci Rebrand Twitter Accounts to FactCheckUK After General Election Debate

Great Britain has just had our first national TV debate between the two main party leaders, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, ahead of the General Election in three weeks' time.

During the debate, the Conservative Party totally rebranded their Twitter account to read FactCheckUK with purple livery. And proceeded to cite every statement by Corbyn as a lie and every statement by Johnson as the god-given truth. At the end, they declared Boris Johnson the winner of the debate. Even Guido Fawkes considered this a tad on the cheeky side.

Charlie Brooker, Armando Iannucci Rebrand Their Twitter Accounts to FactCheckUK After General Election Debate

The reaction? Well for media's great and good to also rebrand their Twitter accounts as FactCheckUK but deliver messages in the opposite direction. Including Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker…

Charlie Brooker, Armando Iannucci Rebrand Their Twitter Accounts to FactCheckUK After General Election Debate

and The Thick Of It and Veep creator Armando Iannucci

Charlie Brooker, Armando Iannucci Rebrand Their Twitter Accounts to FactCheckUK After General Election Debate

…and a few other people, principally journalists, who haven't created generation-defining television. The Conservative Party have now changed their name and branding back. But screencaps last forever…

 

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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