1. Instagram recently deleted a fake account impersonating Apple CEO Tim Cook. The account was named tim.d.cook and was being operated by individuals claiming to be Apple VP Lisa Jackson and Alan Dye.
2. Tim Cook only uses Twitter and has been using it since 2013. Despite this, Apple has an official presence on various social media platforms, with several senior officers connected to platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.
3. The fake account posted pictures, including two photos taken with an iPhone for World Photography Day, and a 30-second advertisement. Both posts were copied from Cook’s official page and claimed features of the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera and LiDAR capability.
4. Cook is active on Twitter but has expressed concerns about the negative impact of mindless scrolling on mental health, believing it to be harmful to individuals and those around them.
5. Interestingly, Cook does not use Twitter’s newly launched threaded conversations feature called Twitter Compitiator.
Social media is not free from the presence of fake accounts of prominent personalities. Recently, Instagram deleted the fake account of Apple CEO Tim Cook. The account, named tim.d.cook, was being operated with the presence of Apple VPs Lisa Jackson and Alan Dye. It was identified by 9to5Mac, and it had a considerable number of followers.
Interestingly, Tim Cook has only been using Twitter since 2013. While Apple maintains its official social media presence on various platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram, Cook himself is active only on Twitter.
The fake account also posted some images, including two photos taken by an iPhone on World Photography Day. Additionally, on August 23, a 30-second advertisement was posted, claiming the features of the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera and LiDAR capability. Both posts were copied from Cook’s official account.
Tim Cook has expressed his opinion about social media in the past. He believes that mindless scrolling negatively affects mental health and is detrimental to people around us. It is interesting to note that Cook does not use Twitter’s new feature, the threaded reply context, despite being an active user on the platform.
And, the presence of fake accounts of well-known personalities is a common occurrence on social media platforms. It is essential to identify and report such accounts to maintain the authenticity and integrity of social media.