TWIT­TER IMPOSTER POSES AS MARK ZUCKER­BERG, PLEDGES $5 MIL­LION

The Mercury - - METRO -

IS­LAM­ABAD: An imposter, claim­ing to be Facebook founder Mark Zucker­berg, has pledged, on mi­croblog­ging site Twit­ter, to con­trib­ute $5 mil­lion for Pak­istan’s dam fund.

The fake Twit­ter ac­count cropped up two days af­ter Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan called on over­seas Pak­ista­nis to con­trib­ute $1 000 each for a fund set up by the Supreme Court to build Di­amer-Bhasha Dam, the News re­ported yes­ter­day.

“Pak­istan’s new gov­ern­ment is se­ri­ous in mak­ing dams and I’m sure Im­ran Khan will make dams in his gov­ern­ment. As hu­man­ity, #Facebook will also par­tic­i­pate in the Dam Fund #Facebook will give $5 mil­lion in the #PMDamFund,” the imposter tweeted.

This is not the first time fake on­line ac­counts have been cre­ated.

Re­cently, fake ac­counts of French Pres­i­dent Macron Em­manuel and for­mer In­dian cricket star Navjot Singh Sidhu, who vis­ited Pak­istan to at­tend Im­ran Khan’s inau­gu­ra­tion, had ap­peared on Twit­ter. |

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