August 25, 2011 •
Creator of @CrazyKhazei Gets Caught
Another example of mock Twitter accounts similar to the ones discussed in yesterday’s blog post popped up today.
Eric Fehrnstrom, a strategist for Mitt Romney and Senator Scott Brown, admitted in an email to the Boston Globe that he was the one responsible for the mock Twitter account @CrazyKhazei which produces satirical tweets at the expense of Brown’s 2012 opponent, Alan Khazei.
An example of a tweet posted on this Twitter account read:
Hiring my brother at my charity was not a conflict of interest. It was an act of kindness.
Unlike many political figures who have been targeted by fake Twitter profiles and don’t seem to be especially bothered by the account, the Khazei campaign reacted angrily to the allegations, calling on Brown to denounce the tactics, close the Twitter account, and apologize.
Read more about this in the article posted by TheHill, “Brown adviser admits to running Twitter account mocking Democratic opponent“.
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