Twitter user looking for social media fame gets called out by LSU
BATON ROUGE - The official Twitter account of Louisiana State University had to step in after a fabricated image got thousands of shares on social media.
The now-viral tweet was posted Tuesday and featured an apparent screenshot of a private message between the user and LSU's official account. The teen appears to ask the school's Twitter account how many retweets it would take for him to be awarded a full scholarship. The image appears to show LSU responding with "500k", suggesting that 500,000 retweets would earn him a full ride to the university.
By Wednesday, thousands of people had retweeted the image, prompting LSU to butt in.
A university spokesperson also confirmed the user had photoshopped the image.
As of Friday afternoon, the post had more than 100,000 retweets.