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Fake White House Tweet

Twitter says purported White House account was a fake, By Patrick Thibodeau, Computer World, January 22, 2009.

For more than a year, an @TheWhiteHouse account on Twitter Inc.’s microblogging site was used to dutifully send out more than 1,500 alerts about speeches, press briefings and other Bush administration news. The Twitter account’s claim that it was officially sanctioned by the White House appeared believable, if only because it was so earnest — and boring.

…But it turns out that the account was a fake.

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