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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are reported to be talking. The couple met on "Saturday Night Live" and got engaged just weeks after they officially made their relationship official on Instagram in May.
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have given it up, but Elle hinted that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might be next

The magazine shocked Thursday his 6 million Twitter followers seemed to be exclusive news about the reality star and the rapper's relationship that brought Twitterverse into overdrive.

But the people who searched for the juicy details of the alleged separation (which is not true, BTW) were directed to a voter registration page. Related: Kanye West hands Ugandan President a pair of sneakers during the visit

Similar tweeted Tim Cigelske tweeted an equally engaging link with details behind Grande at Davidson's broken engagement: " Wow, I can not believe Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split because of that. "

Cigelske's followers even began to share his contribution with seductive commentary. "I MUST READ THIS OMG", added someone.

The result was the same. People who clicked on the link were referred to vote.org, which says, "Register to vote, it will take 2 minutes."

Related: Ariana Grande finally addresses Pete Davidson's separation, calling it & # 39; very sad & # 39;

The click bait scheme seems to spread across Twitter, with several imitations appearing online . Some users answered in a positive way.

@LydiaBurrell gave Elle "Kudos" for the stunt and added, "You caught me with this one!"

"Since I'm a good athlete, I registered and will do it for the first time in November," the Twitter user continued.

In response to Cigelske's tweet, @Btweentwolions, a picture of his completed voter registration application shared: "A good burn deserves to be well played become."

Another social media user confirmed that he had registered by 2018: "I have to register to vote on a tweet that I thought Ariana and Pete had split up with. Twitter "

Others were not very happy with the Twitter schemas.

@BubbaAtkinson said fake news is "not smart". "It's exploiting the situation, there are wiser ways to do it without being in a climate where trust in the media is crazy," he continued.

@ JustJake_91 agreed: "This is not ethical or appropriate, I am in favor of getting the voting efforts out, but that is misleading and fueling the 'Fake News' fire …"

[19459039Related: Chrissy Teigen says John Legend, Kanye West "learned a lot" from the political debate

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