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Here's How a Fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter Account Was Accidentally Verified

Here's How a Fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter Account Was Accidentally Verified

Twitter accidentally verified a fake Cormac McCarthy account and here’s an explanation about how it happened.

The 88-year-old author has written such books as “The Road,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “Blood Meridian.”

The Twitter account @CormacMcCrthy has 49,200 followers and the bio says, “My publicist insists this is a worthwhile use of my remaining time.”

On Friday (July 30), a tweet from the account went viral. It said, “My publicist is on my case about my infrequent use of this infernal website. He says engagement is down and so are metrics and something something who cares. There. I wrote a tweet. Are you happy now Terry.”

After the tweet went viral, the account was mistakenly verified by Twitter.

Click inside for an explanation of what happened…

Journalist Alex Shephard tweeted a thread about the mistake and revealed that McCarthy‘s agent confirmed it was not him.

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale tweeted, “A Twitter spokesperson says the fake ‘Cormac McCarthy’ account that went viral in the past few days ‘was verified by mistake’ and that the mistake has now been reversed.”

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