Twitter verified a fake account in the Norwegian government, but it’s not Twitter’s fault

Twitter verified a fake account in the Norwegian government, but it’s not Twitter’s fault

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Twitter verified a fake account for Norway’s new Minister of Finance, but apparently, it’s not Twitter’s fault. As first reported by Norwegian tech site NRKbeta, the Prime Minister’s Office and Norway’s Security Authority (NSM) mistakenly passed along a fake account for verification.

Twitter has verified a fake account portraying the Norwegian Minister of Finance, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum.

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance confirms the story to news agency NTB: https://t.co/dcpINS9ZhS pic.twitter.com/U6MvNk93d0

— Ståle Grut (@stalebg) November 22, 2021

Norway’s Minister of Finance, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, has never had a Twitter account. The report states that several fake accounts impersonating Vedum cropped up since he was elected…

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