If you’ve been on Twitter, you’ve probably already come across the “Dark Maga” hashtag on the platform, shared by Donald Trump supporters, but what exactly is it?
It’s not uncommon for social media users to get excited about a certain topic and have others jump on the same thing. You could say the same thing has happened with the hashtag Dark MAGA as more and more people have jumped on the bandwagon.
It’s unclear who or how the trend started, but it’s certainly taking over the platform as more and more people join in.
What is Dark MAGA?
As described by news weekthe Dark MAGA is a “post-alt-right aesthetic that promotes an authoritarian version of Trump in dystopian, Terminator-like imagery”.
While the first few images appeared in January, they soon became a trend in March 2022 as more people started sharing their replica images. From TikTok to Twitter, users are flooding the platform with the hashtag.
The images shared using this hashtag tend to have a black and red color scheme, while others feature a laser blue eye for photos with people in them.
Is there a reason people are sharing these photos?
Since the internet is an unpredictable space, it’s difficult to pinpoint a reason that led to people sharing this.
Speaking to the outlet, Lice E. Marwick, an assistant professor in the Department of Communications and a faculty member at the Center for Media Law and Policy, said these images could be a form of expression for anyone disappointed by the media’s election results.
She said: “There is a certain group of people who were very disappointed with the 2020 election and there is a feeling that the idea that the election was stolen was a message that supported the attacks on the Capitol on March 6. January has sparked mainstream Republicans for months before the election.”
Is Donald Trump in the next election?
While Trump is yet to make an official announcement, he has indicated on numerous occasions that he would run for the election again.
Another thing we’re going to do, and so many people have been asking me about it, if I run and if I win, we’re going to treat those people fairly from January 6th. We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardon, we will grant them pardon. Because they’re being treated so unfairly,” he said called again in January 2022.
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