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Unformatted text preview: Did @BPGlobalPR Violate Twitter's Impersonation Policy? BP Says It Didn't Ask Parody Feed to Change Name; Followers Offer Up Plenty of Creative Suggestions Posted by Kunur Patel on 06.08.10 @ 08:11 PM Did @BPGlobalPR just run afoul of Twitter's impersonation policy? Well, it's not clear. BP claims it has not challenged the anonymous account's right to exist. But how, then, to explain the following update from @BPGlobalPR on Tuesday night: "Not sure what we've done wrong, but we've been asked to change our name/profile to indicate that we're 'fake.'" The anonymous author, who has gone by the name Leroy Stick , has entertained thousands (141,325 to be precise) since May by parodying BP's attempts to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP spokeswoman Heidi Feick said the company had not asked anyone to change the name or profile of the feed in any way. This answer came after Ms. Feick conferred with colleagues or profile of the feed in any way....
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course SOM 301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.
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