Parasites keep impersonating black hole researcher Dr. Katie Bouman on Twitter


Yesterday, the world got to see the first photograph of a black hole. It was a truly historic moment, and it couldn’t have happened without MIT CSAIL researcher Dr. Katie Bouman, who was catapulted overnight into the halls of global celebrity. And, of course, the Internet has found some way to ruin it. Because, y’know… the Internet. In a desperate attempt to capitalize on Dr. Bouman’s rising profile, hoaxers created several fake Twitter accounts under her name. One sinister example of this, which Twitter has since suspended, used the legitimate-looking handle “@DrKatieBouman.” In a tweet, MIT CSAIL communications lead Adam…

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