Posted on August 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you were on the internet last weekend, you saw the tweet.

Of course, as is often true of internet humor, it was not in fact novelist Cormac McCarthy tweeting.

Various websites called out Twitter yesterday afternoon for giving the parody account a verified-account checkmark, which according to The Verge happened after its tweets went viral.

A representative for McCarthy’s agent confirmed to the media that @CormacMcCrthy — note the missing A — wasn’t associated with the author of The Road, Blood Meridian, and No Country for Old Men.

Twitter has since removed the verification checkmark and acknowledged its error, without an explanation of how it happened. 

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