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Twitter mistakenly verifies Norwegian minister's fake account

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Twitter verified a fake account for new Minister of Finance in Norway after the Prime Minister's Office and Norway's Security Authority (NSM) mistakenly passed along that fake account for verification to the micro-blogging platform. Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, Norway's Minister of Finance, has never had a Twitter account but there were several fake accounts impersonating him on the platform.