Twitter ImpostersBy: Mike Tuttle - January 25, 2012
Law & Order: SVU actress Stephanie March is not on Twitter. But, you wouldn’t know if from the past several days.
On January 21, someone started a Twitter account @stephaniecmarch.
Today, March’s husband, celebrity chef Bobbly Flay @bflay, confirmed that the account was not March’s. So, search it now and you get this:
The list of celebrities and other notables who have had their personalities hijacked on Twitter is impressive.
The Dalai Lama
one of the Chilean Miners
Lisa Marie Presley
Michael Ian Black
and, as reported here recently…
pederast expatriate Gary Glitter
And, sometimes media sources and other Twitter users link to and publicize the star’s joining, only to have to recant when the subterfuge is discovered.
Twitter has enabled Account Verification, but occasionally things do get through. Once notified, Twitter does act to shut the imposters down, to maintain their own credibility.