June 27, 2010

Fake Admin Accounts Suspended

It looks like Vassar's efforts to put a stop to the fake administration Twitter accounts worked. The pages for "cappyvassar," "roellkevassar," "inoavassar," "marsalavassar," and "annabellevassar" (the fake account for Anna Belle Jones, the ROC coordinator) now direct visitors to the following message:
 It's unclear exactly when the suspensions went into effect, but none of the accounts have posted messages in days.

As we posted last week, Jeff Kosmacher of College Relations told us that the school would be contacting Twitter about what he called "impersonation attempts." Twitter has an official "Parody Policy," but it seems that the fake Vassar accounts violated the terms.

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