Microsoft named Satya Nadella its new CEO on Tuesday, causing numerous Twitter parody accounts to immediately spring up. But one account is fooling users into believing it could be the official Nadella account.
His impostor, however, has been quite busy Tuesday morning tweeting from @satyanadeiia, which is stylized with two capital letter "I's" to look like the "l's" in Nadella's last name. On Twitter, the two handles look identical, and that's causing confusion for some on the social network.
"@SatyaNadeIIa or @satyanadella. Which CEO is the real one?" one user tweeted.
It's particularly confusing because the real @satyanadella has sent out only 25 tweets ever. His account has not been verified by Twitter, and up until a week ago, his profile picture was nothing more than the standard egg users have before uploading an image of their own.
The official account will surely be verified soon, but until then, users can simply look at the content of @satyanadeiia's tweets to know it is a parody.
"@bing it on guys!" says one of the tweets from the fake account, which is a fan of puns as well as Microsoft's search service.
In defense of the parody account, it's actually doing a great job imitating the real Nadella.
"Bing IT On!" the real Nadella tweeted five years ago.