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Twitter user looking for social media fame gets called out by LSU

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, August 17 2018 Aug 17, 2018 August 17, 2018 11:27 AM August 17, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

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. 

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