4 thoughts on “ABC gives BP's Fake Twitterer his 15 minutes–what it means for the next crisis”

  1. While censorship of sites is probably out perhaps when technical information being conveyed or seems to be being purveyed TWITTER and other social media should post a disclaimer as to accuracy of the info until verification independently has occurred. This could be a huge problem and in particular with the critical rumor control function of Emergency Public Information. Better minds than mine will have to come up with a solution.

  2. In this case, responding to this guy would be as fruitless as responding to The Daily Show or Jay Leno…and a waste of time and resources when the company needs to focus on the important.

    However, what happens when the next fake Twitter accounts are not run by comedians? What happens when activists groups look to create confusion and stir up additional controversy to “extend a narrative” with the public?

    I don’t blame Josh Simpson for making a name for himself. However, he has provided much more incentive for antagonists to follow his trail.

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