On Twitter, there are a ton of false accounts impersonating real celebrities and public figures. A person recently created an account to impersonate Tony La Russa (current St. Louis Cardinals manager), and once he figured out that someone was impersonating him, he went ahead and sued the popular social networking site.
The account was clearly fake, and in the bio, there was a short blurb about how “parodies are fun for everyone.” La Russa, however, did not take it as lightly as the creator of the account did.
Mashable has a great rundown of the incident, as well as full documentation from La Russa himself. Check it out if you are interested in learning more from La Russa’s perspective.
With all of these false accounts on Twitter, do you believe that Twitter should step in and stop impersonators that could hurt real celebrities’ reputations?
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