News broke about satirical tweets of BP’s fake public relations stream, @BPGlpobalPR. With more than 20,000 followers at press time, the cynical response to the oil spill is twice as popular than BP’s actual Twitter page, @BP_America. But should we be following fake twitter accounts?
The Huffington Post, says that we should be following some of the newest twitter dopplegangers. This post provides the fake twitter pages for Yahoo’s CEO, Carol Bartz, facebook, paramount films, and several others.
Many of these fake twitter accounts openly admit that they are a fake but what about the ones that don’t? Here is a video about fake twitter accounts…
The question of rather to follow fake twitter accounts is up to the individual. I’m sure that many on twitter realize that God, Satan, and even Osama Bin Laden twitters are not real and simply follow them for pure entertainment.
Twitter has a policy that states they will not take down any fake twitters unless asked to do so by the company/person being imitated request that they do so.