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All a-Twitter over hoaxes

Twitter, the increasingly popular short message networking service, has suffered from a series of cybersquatting hoaxes in recent weeks.

28th February, 2009

Twitter, the increasingly popular short message networking service, has suffered from a series of cybersquatting hoaxes in recent weeks. Accounts claiming to represent broadcasters George Hook, Myles Dungan, Miriam O'Callaghan and Taoiseach Brian Cowen have all been exposed as hoaxes, as concerns over the veracity of Twitter profiles grow. Hook has used the episode to start a genuine Twitter account (@ghook), which he now maintains daily, with more than 500 followers.

US-based Twitter has more than...

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