The person or persons masquerading as Hillary Clinton on Twitter under the unverified (no blue check mark) name VerifiedClinton crossed a new and dangerous line last night when they announced a Q & A session with Hillary who would personally answer your questions.
Scheduled for 5 a.m. New York time, it was called off due to problems with the Twitter feed, but this account has picked up many followers who apparently believe that it is Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account.
Here is the header with the last few tweets which exclude my own question (below) which was apparently blocked because I have been questioning this account too much.
My blocked question.
Verified Clinton’s Twitter feed.
Official Twitter for Hillary Clinton. This is Hillary’s private account so feel free to get in contact. Tweets by Hillary are signed-HC
United States of America · officialclinton.wordpress.com
I decided to post the link to the Twitter account in a comment thread on Chelsea’s wall asking her if she knew who was running this in her mother’s name, and this is what appeared on her wall. When I link it anywhere else on Facebook, the profile picture of Hillary appears. But on Chelsea’s wall this man’s picture appeared. Very interesting!
I had suspected it was a man. The 5 a.m. New York time for the Q & A led a few of us to suspect that this person is not in the U.S. Imitating someone on social media is at least unethical. Perhaps it is illegal. If this person is not in the U.S. he probably thinks he is not subject to any retribution. It is very dangerous to purport to speak in someone else’s name. It is deceptive.
Most Twitter users know that no account is “verified” on Twitter unless it has the blue check.
Verified Accounts Verified account
Accounts verified by Twitter.
San Francisco · http://twitter.com/help/verified
The most important one-pager that every verified Twitter user should read: Keeping Your Account Secure https://support.twitter.com/articles/76036-safety-keeping-your-account-secure# …
This is clearly a case of impersonation. Until now, I had entertained the faint possibility that eventually a blue check might show up on that account, but it becomes ever clearer that this account has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton and should be suspended. Who is this man?