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Twitter Fakes Tweets From Real Users to Promote Its Own Ads


The tweets look completely real, but SFGate discovered that while the Twitter users who are featured are real, their tweets are not. The users featured raving about TV commercials never said anything of the kind, and were unaware their profile pics and accounts were being presented in a post on Twitter’s blog sent out to hundreds of thousands via the @Twitterads Twitter account and retweeted to more than 1.5 million.

I previously would have thought that only Facebook could be this slimy. Go ahead, Twitter, start talking me out of using your service.