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Fake Twitter Accounts

The 2014 Name of the Year

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

In this new world where we all give as well as receive soundbites, a noteworthy name packs more power than ever before.

Twitter Sent Me to a Psychiatrist

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
J.J. Colagrande

On the other end of the spectrum, another founder didn't envision Twitter as an expression of status; on the contrary, he believed Twitter was born to share what was going on in the world, the news, local, national and international. This real-time attitude has co-opted journalism to a point of a coup.

My Twitter Impostor Got More Followers Than The Real Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

JoBeth McDaniel was up for a "fairly large media job" when she noticed something alarming. When potential employers searched for her online, they foun...

MLB Network Tricked By Fake Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

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 Netw...

Why Your Marketing Campaign Will Fail Before It Even Starts

Tanis Jorge | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Tanis Jorge

In today's "big data" world, businesses are increasingly basing corporate and marketing decisions on the information obtained through social and behavioral data. However, should this data be outdated, inauthentic or fraudulent, serious and detrimental results can occur.

Can Twitter Curb Growing Black Market for Fake Followers After IPO?

Grant Stern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Grant Stern

There's a dark secret amongst social media pros, and you're not going to like this. The purchase and use of fake followers by small to mid-sized social media agencies is rising as a "black hat" tactic on Twitter.

Hilarious Tweets From The Fake United 'Airlanes' Account

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel

People who say comedy is the best stress reliever have never mistakenly reached out to a parody twitter account in their time of need. For instance...

These Twitter Accounts Do Not Belong To The Pope

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology

As soon as the new Pope was chosen, a land-grab for Pope Twitter handles commenced, as did a swirl of confusion over what was real. One account in...

Comedy Resolutions For 2013

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn & Ross Luippold | Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy

Here at HuffPost Comedy, we get to spend the year finding the funniest stuff on the Internet and trying our hardest to get you, our readers, to love t...

Wise Words From Our Female TV Characters On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

"Dating is a zero-sum dating. If you get a man, I don't get that man," Parks Department employee Donna Meagle once told Ann Perkins, Pawnee nurse and ...

Joe Satran

Inside The Weird World Of Fake 'Newsroom' Twitters | Joe Satran | Posted 08.03.2012 | TV

The night that HBO's drama "The Newsroom" premiered, comedian Patton Oswalt Tweeted a call to arms for would-be satirists to take aim at one of the sh...

Fake College Presidents Tweet About Embarrassing Undergrads And Being 'Sexiled'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.17.2012 | College

Don't be fooled; that wasn't really your college's president tweeting that he was "sexiled" or that he planned to "mic check" Rick Perry's speech on c...

What College Presidents Can Gain From Tweeting

Amanda Walgrove | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
Amanda Walgrove

College presidents who make their forays into social media can serve to further personalize their institutions through online engagement and foster connection with a vast digital audience interested in the workings of an educational institution.

The Best NetflixGlobalPR Tweets So Far

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy

After raising membership prices earlier this year and being met with some resistance, Netflix announced this week that it will be separating its strea...

Fake Followers and Twitter Astroturf: It's Sorta Social, Demented and Sad, But Social

Celia Alario | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Celia Alario

I couldn't help but think of that great line from The Breakfast Club when I read that Big Oil has resorted to creating fake Twitter accounts in order to fabricate an illusion of 'grassroots' support for the controversial Keystone pipeline project.

Mandy Jenkins

Fake Tweeps in D.C. | Mandy Jenkins | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

As a scandal rooted in social media, it's fitting that Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) Twitter antics would lead to the creation of a fake Twitter acco...

Obama's Autopen Now Tweeting

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.27.2011 | Comedy

The autopen, the device that President Obama used just before midnight Thursday night to sign the order extending the Patriot Act by four years, has s...

MayorEmanuel Gets A Book Deal

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are many fake Twitter accounts in the world, but few have attracted more attention than @MayorEmanuel. The incredibly popular account created ...

MayorEmanuel Disappears Into 'Time Vortex'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel complained that he didn't know it was OK to bring a ventriloquist's dummy to a debate. He marveled at a tiny model of Tok...

Rahm Offers $2,500 For Identity Of Foul-Mouthed Twitter Imposter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Almost immediately after Rahm Emanuel left the White House, the Twitter handle @MayorEmanuel was created. Many followed the account thinking it was th...

Trick Or Tweet? Twitter Launches Crackdown After Millions Are Duped By Fake Accounts

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The social networking site Twitter is clamping down on fake celebrity accounts after being sued in America. [...] Twitter has decided to act after...