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Salman Rushdie’s Facebook Feud (in Tweets)

Well, here’s a tidbit of social media celebrity gossip for you: Salman Rushdie—yes, the Salman Rushdie— is upset with Facebook, and he’s taken to Twitter to get things straightened out.

According to Gothamist, “the whole thing started when, two days ago, Facebook decided to cancel Rushdie’s account because they didn’t believe it was actually him.” As Gothamist writer Garth Johnston reports, Rushdie sent Facebook a copy of his passport to prove his identity. After a frustrating back-and-forth between Facebook customer support, Rushdie did what any outspoken author would do: he took to Twitter.

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Salman Rushdie Is Now On Twitter (Tweeting From @SalmanRushdie1)

Here’s a perfect lesson in what can happen if you put social media off for too long: the man who won the Booker Prize for his political novel Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie, has had to settle for a verified account at @SalmanRushdie1.

The dry wit and intellectual heft you’d expect from Rushdie is all there on his sparkling new Twitter account, albeit in much shorter snippets than he, or his fans, are used to.
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