Fake Tweets in the Name of New Pontiff Gets Twitter in a Tizzy

Will the real Jorge Bergoglio please stand up

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Jorge Bergoglio didn't announce his papal election on Twitter. But an individual running a fake account in Bergoglio's name had thousands of Twitter users believing that the 76-year-old Pope Francis I was trying to make his mark as the first social media-savvy Pontiff.

The Twitter account @JMBergoglio put out a message that announced the papal election in Spanish literally moments before the former Argentine cardinal of the Catholic Church held court in front of a big Vatican City audience and TV viewers worldwide.



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