Since Twitter Blue launched verification for every account, a number of parody accounts of celebrities and companies that seemingly have a blue tick have been popping up - and causing chaos.

The spoof accounts are even circulating fake news, which when users are quickly scrolling their feeds, seems realistic on the surface.

A fake account of LeBron James shook basketball fans when the player "requested a transfer", and parodies of politicians such as George Bush have been making 9/11 jokes on the platform.

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