Joe Lycett encourages Twitter users to trick Trump with Mick Hucknall photo

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Joe Lycett is encouraging Twitter users to "manipulate" its algorithm to trick Donald Trump.

The comedian suggested that his followers send tweets filled with key terms the incumbent president will be searching on the social media site.

However, in an attempt to confuse him, Lycett is telling people to include a photo of Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall.

Lycett wrote on Saturday (7 November): “Hi guys. So @realDonaldTrump is in the white house constantly searching Twitter atmo and for a laugh I'd love to manipulate the algorithm so he sees this pic of Mick Hucknall."

He included the hashtagged terms "#biden, #trump, #USElectionResults2020, #VoteForTrump, #TrumpMeltdown, and #Trump2020."

At the time of writing, the post has just under 2,500 retweets, with many expressing their approval of the plan.

The result of the 2020 US presidential election is yet to be officially announced, but Joe Biden has overtaken Trump in numerous key states.

Trump has repeatedly made unfounded claims that illegal votes have been counted since Tuesday (3 November).

It has also been reported that Trump's campaign team called Fox News head Rupert Murdoch to complain about the network’s decision to declare Joe Biden the winner in Arizona.

The president and his senior staff were said to be so enraged by the move that they attempted to get its owner to drop its formal projection for Biden.

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