The Twitter account saying FIFA fixed the World Cup is a fraud

Monday July 14th, 2014

During Sunday's World Cup final, a Twitter account claiming to have proof of the depths of FIFA's corruption appeared to correctly predict how the game would play out, including Mario Göetze's winner in the second half of extra time.

This being the internet, the accounts claims of a fixed match were quickly rebuffed, with SBNation posting a quick tutorial on how to fake predictions on Twitter, by simply guessing every possible outcome on a locked account and then erasing all the bad guesses before unlocking.

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Someone was even able to grab a screencap of the account before they got rid of all the less-than-prescient tweets.

The oddest thing about the hoax is why anyone would feel the need to fake more things proving FIFA is corrupt?


-Brendan Maloy

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