Ten Great Fake Twitter Accounts

Categories: Humor

​Twitter isn't just useful for humblebragging or DMing pictures of your genitals. For nearly as long as there's been a Twitter, there have been clever tricksters using the form to impersonate celebrities, institutions, or even average Americans, to lulzy effect.

From the inspired lunacy of Fake Nick Nolte to the mordant black humor of BPGlobalPR or the sly grammatical wit of Fake AP Stylebook, here are 10 fake Twitter accounts that are always good for a momentary distraction from getting any actual work done this afternoon.

@BPGlobalPR is possibly the most notorious fake Twitter account, and with more than 169,000 followers, it's probably safe to say that this ersatz PR campaign has been more effective than most real ones. For the past year, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf, tweets have mimicked BP's shoulder-shrug of a response to its role in the destruction of the ocean, fish, wildlife, culture, and economy for an entire region, as though the company had merely nudged a coffee cup off the edge of the table while hungover during a board meeting -- oops!

Representative tweets:

Today is the one year anniversary of something happening off the Gulf of Mexico. Looking into it. #bpcaresless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Black sand beaches are very trendy in some places. We upgraded u, Gulf of Mexico. #bplovesbeyonceless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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ANOTHER pointless slideshow? Snore.


ANOTHER lifeless body complaining in the comment section about things he doesn't understand? Yeah, go back to sleep.

Alan Scherstuhl
Alan Scherstuhl

For three or four glorious Tweets, once, someone was killing it as @FakeLouPearlman. 

His best: "Guess how many jumping Backstreet Boys it takes to break a racecar bed. No, go ahead and guess. Okay, I'll tell you. FIVE."


I haven't stopped laughing for the past 10 minutes. My cube mate wants to know, "what's so fucking funny, asshole?" 

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