Will the real celeb Twitterati please stand up

By : |August 23, 2012 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Prime Minister’s office took a tough stand yesterday. They asked the Cyber Security Cell of the Department of Information and Technology to close down Six Twitter accounts, which resembled the Prime Minister’s official account ‘PMOIndia’.

While the fake accounts of PMO have been removed, there are dozens of other fake Twitter accounts that are up and running. Let us take a look at the unofficial Twitter accounts of five celebrities.

Salman Khan

This Ek Tha Tiger star is quite active on Twitter. Salman Khan has over two million followers on his official Twitter account Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan). However, there is another Twitter account with the same picture as the official one and has over one lakh followers (@Salmankahn_).
This user tweets more often than Salman Khan and also answers to the question of why Salman Khan isn’t getting married!

Yuvraj Singh

There are over five Twitter accounts, which claim to be Yuvraj Singh. While one is tweeting on how he’s made a complete recovery from cancer, the other is tweeting on steak recipes. Some of the Twitter handles of ‘Yuvraj Singh’ are @yuvisingh09, @yuvarajsingh, @yuvrajsingh20 and @YUVISTRONG12. However, the official Twitter handle of Yuvraj Singh is @YUVSTRONG12.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is the undisputed winner when it comes to the number of fake profiles in his name. While @SrBachchan is the official Twitter handle of Amitabh Bachchan, the fake ones are @amitabh_bigb, @amitaabh_bachan, @BigBachchan and many more. One account even claims to be the ”the real Amitabh Bachchan”.

Shah Rukh Khan

The ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ tweets quite regularly on @iamsrk, his official Twitter handle. But, even he hasn’t been spared from the fake accounts. Some Twitter handles are replicating the exact tweets from Shah Rukh Khan’s official account, and tweeting it as their own (@imsrk). One Twitter account (@_iamsrk_ ) says ”Shah Rukh Khan Actor Bollywood Superstar Its my New ID!”.

Katrina Kaif

There are several Twitter handles for Katrina Kaif. One such Twitter account has a lot of philosophical tweets such as ”Don’t take life as a joke, otherwise life will take you as a joke”. But does Katrina Kaif even have an official Twitter account? Never heard of her tweeting, have we?

So Twitter users, take a note of the Twitter handles mentioned above and steer clear of fake accounts. Please do note that official accounts have a blue tick mark next to them.

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