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FEB 18, 2013 - Betabeat

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Invasion of the Doppelgängers: Spammers Pose as Journalists and Techies on Twitter

Fake Cord Jefferson (Screencap: Twitter) Spam accounts are nothing new on Twitter, as anyone who has ever tweeted the words "iPad" or "sex" can attest. But another spam ring has recently cropped up on the platform, and it uses the name cache of prominent journalists, techies and celebrities in an attempt to attract followers. On Friday, Gawker writer Cord Jefferson discovered a copycat account that lifted his name, photo and bio in order to appear as if the account was that of the real Cord Jefferson. "Ha ha. What is this? Why is this? How do I kill this thing?" he tweeted. 20 minutes later, ... Read More

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