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Twitter said it fixed ‘verification.’ So I impersonated a senator (again).


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Elon Musk said he would fix Twitter’s problem with impostors. The blue check mark on my fake U.S. senator suggests he still has a long way to go.

On Tuesday, @SenatorEdMarkey briefly went viral on Twitter. Gisele Barreto Fetterman, the wife of Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), thanked @SenatorEdMarkey in a tweet that garnered 140,000 views.

The problem is, @SenatorEdMarkey is actually me, not the real Sen. Edward J. Markey. It’s a test of Twitter’s $7.99 per month Blue “verification” service I made with the permission of the real Democrat from Massachusetts.


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Musk is probably too busy dealing with being sued for not paying rent on tw*tter HQ. 

Edited by Bluespunk
Misspelt tw*tter
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I'm confused about this verification system.  What does it verify?  Is it just a pretty blue ornament anyone can rent for $8 a month to decorate a real or fake Twitter account?

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