How Did Twitter Screw Up And Give A Fake Wendi Deng Account ‘Verified’ Status?

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For a brief moment, Twitter had verified Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng Murdoch’s new Twitter account — even though it wasn’t the real Wendi Deng Murdoch. The account was verified for a whole day even though it was a fake account, the owner said.

A News Corporation spokesman had at one point also confirmed the authenticity of the account, according to a report by The Guardian

The owner came out today to explain she (or he) was not the real Wendi Murdoch. We’ve included the whole spiel below:

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