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Posts Tagged ‘parody accounts’

Nasty Twitter Parodies Beware: This Legislation Is About To Get All Up In YOUR Business

Celebrity parodies are pretty hilarious. Mostly.

But what would you do if someone created a mean-spirited Twitter parody pretending to be you and posted all kinds of professionally damaging tweets? You could go through a lengthy court battle and would likely prevail in the end, but that’s pretty harassing in itself.

Fear not though, cyber-victim: there’s a bit of legislation pending in Arizona that seeks to make the prosecution process a whole lot easier – and the penalties steeper.

Some worry that ALL Twitter parodies will be jeopardy, but that really doesn’t seem to be the case.

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Bio-terrorist Tweet From Parody Account Gets Diet Doctor Booted From Cruise

Dr. Jack Kruse was getting settled in to his cabin on the Carnival Magic as it sat in port in Galveston, Texas when FBI Agents and Homeland Security suddenly arrived – and they had lots of questions.

Long story short – someone created a rogue Twitter account, attributed to Dr. Kruse, and sent a tweet declaring his intent to launch a bio-terrorist attack on the ship. And it only gets weirder from there.
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