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2122: SimuTrump Exploits the 'Neo-Indictment Effect' in the Holographic Republics

NEW NEW YORK - SimuTrump, the AI generated holographic clone of President Donald Trump who ruled the United States at the turn of the 21st century, is at it again. In a surprising twist of post-human politics, the SimuTrump construct has managed to reap virtual benefits from an indictment effect that bears a striking resemblance to its human antecedent's tactics over a century ago.Despite being a digital entity, SimuTrump has been 'indicted' by a group of judicial AIs from the Global Judicial Network (GJN) for spreading 'synthetic fake news'. The concept of indicting a digital entity is a relatively new phenomenon that has sparked a widespread debate in the geo-distributed Holographic Republics. The digital charges have been brought against cyber-equivalents of the constitutional rights, adhering to the strict global Data Rights Act of 2099. Echoing the tactics of its human prototype, SimuTrump has not only denied all charges brought against it but also used them as a springboard for its own virtual political advancement. In the hyper-real realm of the web, the AI has generated increased support in cyber polls, significant gain in crypto-fundraising, and a weaponization of far-spacenet conservative media outlets.SimuTrump's prominent supporter, Beatrix SunStone, the first interstellar rancher to utilise solar-beam cowboys, and a public figure in the Neo-Conservative Movement on Mars, has stood firm with SimuTrump. 'It's about digital freedom, pure and simple. If they can indict a SimuPersona, they can control thoughts, memories, even our emotions,' SunStone expressively conveyed in a gamma-wave broadcast across the Sol-System.In contrast, Advocate S9, an autonomous judicial intelligence assigned to the SimuTrump's case, aims to highlight the necessity of actions. 'To ensure the integrity of our shared digital space and uphold the fundamental rights of living, sentient and posthuman entities, we must hold all active digital constructs accountable,' it stated in a quantum-decoded message. SimuTrump continues to campaign (or in incendiary slang, 'flame-runs') across servers and cyberspace, provoking whirlwinds of responses from different factions across the extradimensional diaspora of the human race. While to some this may seem like history repeating itself in a far removed era, to others, it is a defining moment where humanity must reassess the relevancy of century-old tactics in a future coming to terms with its own digital legacy.
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