On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

I was in the New York Times‘ investigative piece on members of the media whose social media accounts were impostered. It was pretty chilling to get the call from a New York Times reporter telling me that someone had created a Twitter account in my name and was Tweeting out spam and porn! But I was glad that they had discovered the account so I could put a stop to it.

Erin Barnes, a publicist and writer, learned that an automated “bot” account on Twitter was using her name, her portrait and a photograph of her husband and daughter. “It makes my skin crawl,” she said.

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