The Wall Street Journal was hoaxed by a fake Twitter account for author Joan Didion, Gawker reported.
The Journal’s July 11 story, “Joan Didion Tweets about Quitting Twitter” reported that the author said she was quitting Twitter.
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But, as Gawker noted, that Twitter account, @JoanDidion, is a parody account.
The Wall Street Journal has since published a correction admitting that it was tricked. The story also now includes information from an e-mail interview with the person who runs the parody account.