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UPDATE: Twitter has now removed the Murdoch tweet completely. As a warning for future generations and/or media moguls, the rest of this article has been left as written.
Yesterday we reported about the arrival of Rupert Murdoch on Twitter, the ‘scandal’ that’s been caused by some of the messages he’s been sending on the network, and the accidental verification of a Twitter profile that pretended to be Murdoch’s wife, Wendi, but actually turned out to be a hoax.
Egg on Twitter’s face. Even worse, a rather disparaging tweet that Murdoch wrote about Britons that he was immediately pressured into removing hasn’t been deleted it all – it’s still there, in public, and everyone can read it.
Back in March, Twitter unveiled some impressive statistics about the platform, one of which was the average number of new accounts created each day over the past month: 460,000.
Today that number is likely to be a lot lower, thanks to a registration error that is preventing new users from being able to authenticate their profiles.
And as you might imagine: they’re not happy about it.