Murdoch's 'wife' fools Twitter
Wendi Deng Murdoch's verified Twitter account turned out to be bogus Tuesday when someone else admitted to posing as Rupert Murdoch's wife on the microblogging site.
- — Not Rupert Murdoch (@RupertMurdochPR)Tue, Jan 03 2012 06:15:30
- — Wendi Deng Murdoch (@Wendi_Deng)Tue, Jan 03 2012 06:16:44Hello Twitter. As News International has finally come to their senses, it's time to confirm that yes, this is a fake account. I'm not Wendi.
- — Wendi Deng Murdoch (@Wendi_Deng)Tue, Jan 03 2012 06:17:39And you have to wonder even more why Twitter verified this account for a full day. I never received any communication from them about this.
- — Wendi Deng Murdoch (@Wendi_Deng)Tue, Jan 03 2012 06:18:34You might ask "why didn't I tell them?" But surely Twitter should be checking out its Verified status more carefully? No?
- — Wendi Deng Murdoch (@Wendi_Deng)Tue, Jan 03 2012 06:23:33I'm sorry if some of you feel misled by this Twitter account, but I never said it was entirely genuine. I never said it was a spoof either.
- — Wendi Deng Murdoch (@Wendi_Deng)Tue, Jan 03 2012 06:36:00(And I'm as mystified as all of you as to why Twitter reopened its apparently closed Verified Account program for 'Wendi' and Rupert.)
- — Twitter Comms (@twittercomms)Tue, Jan 03 2012 07:53:43We can confirm that the @Wendi_Deng account was mistakenly verified for a short period of time and apologize for the confusion this caused.
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