Aug 28, 2018

A fake billionaire is fooling people on Twitter

An account impersonating the 87-year-old American investor shot to social media fame on Saturday when it bagged almost 300,000 likes for its debut tweet. The real Warren Buffett, CEO of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, does have an account but he hasn't tweeted since 2016. The account's first tweet is from 25 August and only has motivational quotes. These signs and warnings that the account is fake haven't stopped journalists and politicians from sharing the tweets. Can the viral success of the fake account be attributed to our desperation for positive content in these dark times? Or maybe we're hoping to walk in the footsteps of one of the world's more successful investors.

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