Inner City Press founder Matthew Russell Lee has written for the second time in the past few days about some troublesome Twitter trickery. Lee is an independent investigative journalist focused mostly on matters involving the United Nations, where he has an office.
The journalist’s official Twitter account is @InnerCityPress. The fake ones that have recently sprung up are @InnerCity_Press and @Inner_CityPress.
“It’s the way they’re using these accounts that bothers me most,” Lee tells FishbowlNY via email. “I co-founded a new press freedom group (the Free UN Coalition for Access/@FUNCA_info) and they’ve pitched the imposter accounts to each FUNCA Twitter follower, as well as each @InnerCityPress follower, creating confusion.”