PM Ismail Sabri becomes hot topic on Twitter but nobody can see the tweets

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Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob became a trending topic on Twitter today, but nobody could see what those tweets were about.

Whether it was due to censorship or a glitch on the social media platform, Twitter users seemed perplexed and frustrated that they were unable to see what was pushing the 61-year-old prime minister’s name into Twitter’s top trending board. When clicked on his name, the platform showed “no results,” which usually indicates that the search term may have been mistyped or that the platform was protecting readers from “potentially sensitive content.”

“ISMAIL SABRI,” spelled in capital letters, was trending alongside other topics like “LGBT” and “jungkook,” the name of one of the BTS K-pop group members.

Twitter did not respond to requests for comment at publication time.

“So Ismail Sabri is trending in Malaysia but somehow I am not able to see any tweets? Anyone else [experiences] the same[?]” Twitter user @SukiMochi7 asked. “I have no issue [seeing] tweets of other trending topics.”

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