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Twitter Verified FAKE @Wendi_Deng (“wife” of Rupert Murdoch)

As mentioned yesterday Rupert Murdoch has recently joined Twitter, and an account claiming to be his Wife was also mentioned in most news articles as giving him advice on using the service.

[blackbirdpie url=”!/Wendi_Deng/status/154204551690457089″]

I have just stumbled across the account again where it now shows that it was in-fact *NOT* the wife of Rupert Murdoch. More interestingly the account was verified for a full day by Twitter – without even contacting the account owner to verify anything.

[blackbirdpie url=”!/Wendi_Deng/status/154204782331039744″]

[blackbirdpie url=”!/Wendi_Deng/status/154204879030714369″]

This is certainly interesting, and worrying particularly as previously twitter have stated that the verified accounts program was ended, yet apparently they have made an exception for Rupert Murdoch and his apparent wife.

It’s truly  incredible how many media outlets assumed this account was genuine… such as The Telegraph,  The Guardian and The Daily Fail,

Although who could blame thenm when twitter is going around verifying (but not actually verifying) the account… I do take a little glee in the fact I was a little skeptical, and now can’t help but wonder if it’s the real Rupert Murdoch behind @rupertmurdoch

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    April 12, 2012    

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