A now-suspended Twitter account pretended to belong to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.
Some White House comms officials were duped into following the account, The Daily Beast reported.
Twitter suspended the account for violating its impersonation policy after The Daily Beast reached out.
Some White House officials were duped into following a fake Twitter account that appeared to belong to the Biden administration’s top spy, The Daily Beast reported Monday.
A now-deleted Twitter account with the handle @WRLD46 pretended to belong to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, the first woman to serve as US intelligence director.
It featured her photo and name, the blueprint of the White House banner used by other Biden administration officials, and biography reading, “@WhiteHouse Director of National Intelligence #Team46.” But the account lacked a blue verification checkmark.
A spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed to The Daily Beast that the account is fake. A spokesperson for the National Security Council also noted to The Daily Beast that the account also followed them Monday afternoon.