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Codebreaker

Fake BP Twitterer sort of comes forward.

John Moe Jun 4, 2010

The Twitter account at @BPGlobalPR is not run by BP and isn’t really a pr account. It’s parody of a pr person trying to spin the disaster in the Gulf. Not only is it quite funny, it gets ten times the followers of the real BP, somewhere around 115,000. Now the person writing it has stepped forward to explain why he/she is doing it. At the same time, the shirts and other items sold through a link given on the site have brought in $10,000 for cleanup efforts.

Listener and twitter pal @ScareQuotes points us to a Time exploration of fake Twitter accounts as literary genre.

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