Tesla Impersonated By Parody Handle Amid Elon Musk's Twitter 'Blue Check' Chaos

Tesla Impersonated By Parody Handle Amid Elon Musk's Twitter 'Blue Check' Chaos

Tesla Inc. TSLA CEO and now Twitter owner Elon Musk's fight with brand impostors setting up fake-but-verified accounts doesn't seem to be slowing down. 

What Happened: On Friday, verified Twitter users impersonating big brands trespassed on Musk's personal territory. A fake Tesla account with the blue verification check mark and @TesIaReal handle gained tens of thousands of likes during an eight-hour spree, reported Bloomberg. 

The fake Tesla account shared posts about the carmaker's safety, stock price and solar panels. 

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Of the now-suspended account, one post read, "We will be offering 10 thousand vehicles to support the Ukrainian military. Our cars are the most advanced explosive devices on the market." 

Another post said, "Everyone's talking about Twitter going up in flames but our cars did that before it was cool."

Why It's Important: Though the account was marked parody after Musk warned that Twitter would ban those not "clearly identified" as being so, it nevertheless highlighted the problem with people setting up fake accounts of other notable personalities or brands with verified badges.

Musk later stated that parody accounts must include "parody" in their names. 

Since Musk made the blue verification badge available for all, Twitter has become a host of impersonation problems.

A fake Nintendo Co. Ltd NTDOY account posted an image of Super Mario holding up a middle finger. Musk himself was a victim of an impersonation spree

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