With Twitter ‘s new $8 subscription model , numerous fake accounts have dubbed themselves Nintendo and other brands to post offensive memes that pass as real.
Twitter is in chaos for old verified accounts with the arrival of the new $8 subscription model imposed by the company’s new CEO, Elon Musk .
Despite the fact that Musk warned that there would be no room for name spoofing , false account numbers that paid for the check on the platform are putting on labels of large companies to deceive users. The company most affected? Nintendo .
No, Mario is not giving you the middle finger.
The family game company has been the most supplanted in recent days.
Famous has become the image of ” Nintendo of America ” where Mario raises the middle finger to all his followers. Of course, it is a false account that, after paying the 8 dollars and receiving the check , changed his name to be able to carry out the prank.
Another viral post is from the company complaining about God of War: Ragnarok and insulting its release.
Can’t imagine why all the advertisers are pulling out of Twitter lmao pic.twitter.com/pg55WXkxhS
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 9, 2022
How do I identify a real account from a fake one?
Many users were really surprised by these posts on the social network.
The best method to identify whether or not an account is fake is to check the name that accompanies the @. Most of the time it usually has an extra (or less) letter or a spelling error in its attempt to resemble the original as much as possible.
In some countries, you can click the verification icon to check if it was given by Twitter for being a famous or celebrity account or if it was paid in the new subscription model.
This chaos seems to have no solution at the moment. Elon Musk was testing a free alternative verification for big companies or media called ‘Official’, but he ended up ‘killing’ it just within hours of his global test .