It's easy to get caught up with Twitter and the avalanche of information that gets reported on the day of the MLB trade deadline. But, as the MLB Network was reminded on Thursday, the trade deadline is a time where fake reporter Twitter accounts come out to wreak havoc.
Shortly after the blockbuster trade between the A's and Red Sox was reported, the MLB Network relayed a tweet from an account pretending to be Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The fake account had some enormous fake news, tweeting that the Detroit Tigers were about to make a deal with Tampa Bay for ace David Price.
— Waiver Wire Warrior (@WaiverWarrior) July 31, 2014
The real Ken Rosenthal was quick to shoot down the fake report.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014
BEWARE of Fake Accounts.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 31, 2014