To destroy public figure through his own social media account

Aug 2013
613
Pomerium
Once a public figure tweets something bad, the damage is done, no matter how quickly the tweet is deleted and who actually tweeted it.

So why don't the powerful and resourceful enemies of Public Figure X hack into X's account to tweet something so bad that it would destroy X? Who would believe X when X protests his innocence?
 

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
5,578
Netherlands
Once a public figure tweets something bad, the damage is done, no matter how quickly the tweet is deleted and who actually tweeted it.

So why don't the powerful and resourceful enemies of Public Figure X hack into X's account to tweet something so bad that it would destroy X? Who would believe X when X protests his innocence?
It is often the claim that their account was hacked. Whether that is true I usually don't know.
Simply put don't drink and tweet/Facebook/post on historum.

Anyway when something really bad is being tweeted and you are well known, you usually get away with it in any case. Either you claim your account was hacked (which is not far-fetched) or you "didn't put context". It is the lesser knowns that get crucified.