Twitter has been in stitches after a fake Twitter account for famous author Cormac McCarthy somehow manage to earn itself a blue verification tick.
The page, which has been active since 2018 but only gathered popularity over the past week, went viral in August and had users confused over the legitimacy of the account.
It turns out that the page is, in fact, fake, and the blue tick has since been removed, but the hilarious reaction tweets remain.
Is the Cormac McCarthy Twitter page real?
The account has been active since 2018, but it only reached a large audience recently, after two tweets published on the account went viral.
After a tweet from August 1st was liked over 100 thousand times, the account was verified on Twitter.
A blue verification badge is used to mark accounts of celebrities, to show followers that the account is authentic. The verification process is used to avoid situations such as this one.
A representative for McCarthy’s agent at ICM Partners confirmed that the account is fake, telling The Verge.
“I can confirm that this is definitely not a genuine Cormac McCarthy account. Twitter is aware of this situation and we hope to have the issue resolved shortly.”
Twitter reacts to fake Cormac McCarthy account
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