The United States was rocked when one man’s secret was revealed to the world: Mitten Romney’s Twitter account. The exposing of this social media secrecy led to many questioning the authenticity of other accounts, including those of prominent LMU members. After some research and digging around, Bluff reporters found what appears to be a secret Twitter account used by the one and only President Dr. Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
Undergoing the alias Baptiste Alejandro, a mysterious LMU donor and Twitter fanatic, President Snyder will often peruse LMU-related tweets and topics, primarily ones revolving around his true identity. Bluff reporters tracked Alejandro’s activity, constantly commenting on Snyder-related events.
“Now that I think about it,” says Sosha L. Medea, a junior and Twitter user. “Baptiste really knew a lot about T-Law’s schedule.”
Instances of such knowledge were found in a quick peruse of Alejandro’s account, such as a tweet in response to an on-campus soccer game President Snyder was noticeably absent from. “I hear he had a doctor's appointment at 5:30 p.m. that ran a little long… and with traffic, coming back from Beverly Hills, I mean, I get it why he didn’t show up,” read one of Alejandro's tweets in response to the absence.
One of the oddest instances was when Alejandro’s account had a conversation with the Dr. Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. account in the comment section of an unrelated Tweet.
“Honestly, it kinda became a back-and-forth of patting each other on the back,” says Con Piuter, a Twitter user who became suspicious of the connection between the two accounts. “I think a lot of us knew, but we really wanted to see where the responses went.”
It was noted that the conversation between the two accounts lasted roughly 45 minutes.
The revelation of Alejandro’s true identity shocked many students on campus, leading many to question the credibility and authenticity of online sources. Despite these discoveries, Wikipedia still remains a prominent research tool for the majority of LMU students.
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