Is Twitter’s credibility threatened by impostors?

By now, most of you likely know that the Dalai Lama Twitter account that popped up over a week ago was a fake, but that didn’t stop it from gathering nearly 20,000 followers before Twitter pulled the plug. For my PBS article this week I interviewed one of the co-founders of Twitter, Fake Steve Jobs, and a journalist who had originally reported on the account to determine how Twitter and other social media platforms should battle these celebrity impostors: How Celebrity Imposters Hurt Twitter’s Credibility

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