Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Fake BP Twitter Account
Twitter has proved to be a valuable resource in following efforts to clean up the Gulf Coast oil spill in real time. They have used their Twitter handle, BP America, to tweet updates, but a prankster has set up a phony BP handle, sending fake messages about the spill. BPGlobalPR has close to 20,000 followers (as of 10am this morning) compared to the 4700 following the legit account. BPGlobalPRs’ bio says, “This page exists to get BP's message and mission statement out into the twitterverse!” Some examples of the tweets they’ve sent:
Funny, no one has thanked us for seasons 3-15 of Treme yet #bpcares
Proud to announce that BP will be sponsoring the New Orleans Blues Festival this summer w/ special tribute to Muddy Waters.