AOC Roasted After Warning About 'Fake Account' Impersonating Her on Twitter


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is warning her followers about a Twitter account she says is pretending to be her.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “FYI there’s a fake account on here impersonating me and going viral. The Twitter CEO has engaged it, boosting visibility. It is releasing false policy statements and gaining spread.”

“I am assessing with my team how to move forward. In the meantime, be careful of what you see,” she added.

Her tweet appeared to be in reference to an account that has the same profile picture as her, and has a blue check mark to signal it is verified.

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But it is a parody account.

The username is “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody).”

The account has tweeted out several fake policy positions mocking Ocasio-Cortez, such as, “Printing money is the only way out of inflation.”

In another tweet, the message was, “An AR-15 can shoot over 10,000 rounds per second and hold up to 1,000 round clips. It’s time to ban these weapons of war – except for in Ukraine.”

And on Sunday, another message was, “This might be the wine talking, but I’ve got a crush on [Elon Musk].”

Twitter owner Musk responded with a fire emoji.

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Ocasio-Cortez was roasted for her comments about a fake account.

Check out some of the reactions below:

The parody account also responded, writing, “FYI … I have no problem with parody accounts – just the ones that make fun of me.”

Twitter’s policy on parody accounts states, “To avoid confusing others about an account’s affiliation, Parody, Commentary, and Fan accounts must distinguish themselves in their account name and in their bio. Accounts that fail to sufficiently distinguish themselves are considered non-compliant and in violation of this policy.”

The parody account has “parody” in its bio as well as its account name.

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