A Road Not Taken: Verified Cormac McCarthy Account Is Fake

Sorry, Cormac McCarthy fans. That blue-checked Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake.

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FILE - Author Cormac McCarthy attends the premiere of "The Road" in New York on Nov. 16, 2009. The Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake. The McCarthy account, @CormacMcCrthy, had more than 48,000 followers as of midday Monday, among them Stephen King. It was established in September 2018, but was only recently given a blue check for verification. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sorry, Cormac McCarthy fans. That blue-checked Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake. “The account referenced was verified by mistake and that has since been reversed,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Associated Press on Monday. “The account will also be required to adhere to Twitter’s parody, newsfeed, commentary, and fan account policy.” The McCarthy account, @CormacMcCrthy, had more than 48,000 followers as of midday Monday, among them…

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