FAKE ACCOUNTS

  • Aamir Khan: I'm not on Instagram May 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Aamir Khan Friday said he is not a user of Instagram and that any account in his name on the online photosharing website is "fake". "Guys, I am not on Instagram. It's obviously some fake account," Aamir posted on his official Twitter page. The actor doesn't want his friends and...
  • Alia Bhatt sets records straight, confirms she has no Facebook page March 23, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Highway' actress Alia Bhatt turned to her Twitter page Saturday to set the record straight that all Facebook pages in her name are "fake". "I do not have a Facebook page! All pages being handled are fake. Please do not follow," Alia posted Saturday. Her elder step sister Pooja also made...
  • Facebook report reveals 76 million accounts were fake last year February 3, 2013

    You cannot be the biggest social networking website in the world without a few million fake profiles. Facebook has reported in its 10K annual report that the site was home to 76 million fake accounts last year. In the report filed with the US Securities & Exchange Commission on Friday, Facebook...
  • Raj Thackeray's children file plea to block their fake accounts December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: MNS chief Raj Thackrey's children have filed a complaint with the Maharashtra cyber cell over fake Facebook and Twitter accounts in their names. Raj's son and daughter have asked the police to try and block these accounts and clarified that they have no accounts on social media websites. Raj's...
  • News 360: Twitter agrees to block fake PMO accounts August 23, 2012

    While Twitter agreed to block fake PMO accounts, the Government is under the fire for blocking Twitter accounts of some journalists also. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry and Telecom Ministry seemed confused on whether to block sites or not. ...
  • Twitter agrees to block fake PMO accounts August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Microblogging site Twitter has agreed to block all fake accounts in the name of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The development comes after the government set a deadline of 12 hours deadline for Twitter and other social media websites to remove objectionable content or face a shutdown in...
  • Facebook has more than 83 million fake users August 3, 2012

    London: Social network Facebook has said there are now more than 83 million fake users on the website, BBC reported on Thursday. The company said 8.7 per cent of its 955 million active users might not be real. Duplicate profiles made up 4.8 per cent of the users while 1.5 per cent...
  • Twitter embarrassed by fake Wendi Murdoch account January 4, 2012

    New York: Twitter, the popular microblogging site, apologised on Tuesday for incorrectly verifying a false account for Wendi Deng, the wife of News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch. The fake account with the handle @Wendi_Deng popped up on Sunday soon after a real Twitter account was started by the media mogul...
  • Beware! Are you following a fake Twitter account? September 5, 2009

    Cricketers MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar deny having accounts on Twitter. ...