- An unverified Twitter account claiming to be Warren Buffett is raking in followers.
- Kanye West posted a screenshot of one of the tweets Tuesday, drawing his 28.1 million followers’ attention to the account.
- Impersonation is against Twitter’s terms of service.
Kanye West has drawn his 28.1 million followers’ attention to a Twitter account claiming to be Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
On Tuesday, the rapper posted a screenshot of a tweet from the unverified and misspelled account of @warrenbuffet99. The tweet was a list of “lessons from children” that included laughing often and asking more questions – characteristic of the motivational tone that the Buffett imposter has taken with its 71 tweets. The account was temporarily restricted after West’s tweet.
Buffett’s real, verified account only has nine tweets.
The fake Buffett account had over 242,000 followers as of Tuesday afternoon, nearly six times as many as it had on Monday. The account was started in December 2016 but doesn’t appear to have tweeted before Saturday.
West is one of the more prolific and controversial celebrities on Twitter. After he tweeted a photo of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, he got a response from President Donald Trump, who called him “my brother.” But other celebrities distanced themselves from West and Trump.
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