Twitter hoaxer comes clean and says: I did it to expose weak media | Technology | The Guardian
First it was the death of the pope – tweeted to the world from an account that belonged to the holy father’s number two. Later came tweets announcing the deaths of Fidel Castro and Pedro Almodóvar. The tweets flew around the rumour mill of social media. All, however, were hoaxes, the work of Tommaso De Benedetti, one of the world’s most creative and successful fake tweeters.
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