As if BP didn't already have enough, among other things, enough of a public relations debacle to deal with regarding the oil spill, it has yet another issue: a fake BP account that I noticed this morning after Mallory Colliflower tweeted about it. The kicker: it has almost three times as many followers as the official BP account. Ouch.
The account had, when I last checked, more than 12,000 followers. The official BP account, BP_America, has 4,500.
It began on May 19 with this tweet: "We regretfully admit that something has happened off of the Gulf Coast. More to come." While I can't understand why anyone who reads more than two tweets thinks it's an official account, it seems that many people do, according to one Wall Street Journal blog post.