Brian May To Twitter Bosses: “This Is A Warning”

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Legendary guitarist of Queen, Brian May seems to be fed up with Internet pranks. He recently demanded that Twitter closes a number of fake accounts set up in his name.

The legendary rocker is a regular user of the social networks, but was still left frustrated when he found out there’s a number of fake accounts in his name, set up by other users and that are used to communicate with his fans.

Brian posted several warnings to the administrators of Twitter, demanding the fake pages to be shut down.

He wrote, “Shut down this fake Twitter site… This is a warning.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, 10% of Twitter accounts are fake or in the other words, 1 in 10 accounts are false representations. Interestingly, in 2009, Ewan McGregor’s fake Twitter account had nearly 20,000 followers.

When it comes to legal matters in such cases, the California law, which is in effect since 2011, prohibits imitating another individual online. Violating the law is considered a misdemeanour.

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