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The Verified Twitter Account for Rupert Murdoch's Wife Was Fake By +Jon Mitchell

Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter last week. So did his wife Wendi Deng Murdoch.

"Joining my husband @rupertmurdoch in our new digital adventure on Twitter," reads her bio. Cute, right? Rupert was verified, Wendi was verified, and so began another cute chapter of celebrities figuring out how to use Twitter. Much to the world's surprise - and inability to cope - Rupert turns out to be pretty good at Twitter. You know who's even better, though? Wendi. She's so good, she convinced Twitter and News International to verify her account, even though, as she admitted today, she is a fake. Twitter didn't even ask her, and News International thought it was legit. The account is no longer verified, but it was for a whole day.

Wendi Deng Murdoch@ Wendi_Deng
Hello Twitter. As News International has finally come to their senses, it's time to confirm that yes, this is a fake account. I'm not Wendi.

Yes, that's right. For an entire day, the account purporting to be Rupert Murdoch's wife was verified, even though it was fake. The verification process is supposed to guarantee to Twitter users that this person is who they say they are. But, as fake-Wendi herself says, "you have to wonder... why Twitter verified this account for a full day. I never received any communication from them about this."

Everyone remembers the cute exchange that was shared and posted on lot of social networks. I remember a +Mike Elgan post on the same as well, But it turns but to be fake.
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Why reproduce the whole article as a fresh Google+ post, rather than posting a link to the original? Just curious. Seems a little impolite to me...
 
+Steve Rumsby You have a good point, I have only kept major content and not the whole article, at times I feel sharing a link just dissuades users from reading the post. Or plain & simple kills interest. I have though started making the change you have suggested few articles too long are again too daunting to read. But overall your feedback taken. Thanks for pointing this out.
 
I know +Benjamin Rualthanzauva out of so many such posts that I have shared before without even mentioning anything no negative outcome, one post zip share with the name without sincere knowledge of the fact that the person who wrote it is on G+ and Mike Elgan shares it becomes a fiasco :(
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