Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Authentic fakes now for a low, low price of FREE

from here and here

I originally thought this verified fake Disney account had perhaps paid the $8 that Elon Musk wanted for blue checkmarks, but on closer reading it seems the account had a gold checkmark and those actually cost $1000. Or at least they're supposed to, however it appears some got handed out for free, so not only did Twitter not verify the account was an authentic representative of Disney, they didn't even verify the account owner was an authentic paying customer. 

Furthermore, it appears this isn't the only mistake they made. Accidentally "verifying" people who can't pay and who can't verify their phone number because they're dead means the entire verification process is fake. There is no authenticity here.