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The number of satirical and fake Twitter accounts mimicking companies or individuals is on the rise -- and ranges from the British Queen to PM David Cameron.
If one of these accounts go viral, within moments a company can find themselves the butt of social media jokes. The oil spill incident in the gulf of Mexico inspired one individual,
Mike Monterio, to broadcast his own thoughts on the oil company BP. The fake account, @BPGlobalPR, went viral after its launch -- spreading dark humor at BP's expense across the Internet.
To date, BP's official feed, @BP_America, has just over 38,000 followers... which doesn't hold a candle to the satirical version's 155,000.