A Texas woman, down with flu and looking to bide time by indulging in some classic internet trolling, managed to dupe one of the most meticulously careful people in the world -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
According to the Daily Beast, Twitter had briefly taken down Hannity's account late on Friday night after it appeared that the Fox News host's account had been hacked. His last tweet, cryptically reading "Form Submission 1649 | #Hannity," sent his army of devout followers looking for a coded message or hints of foul play, but as is the case when a celebrity handle disappears, several duplicates sprung out in no time, some outright parody accounts but others pretending to belong to Hannity himself.
One of those accounts was created by the Texan technical writer, Dell Gilliam, who was down with flu and decided to create a fake Sean Hannity account. As Red State reports, Gilliam developed a substantial following within a period of a few hours with the help of Hannity fans who believed he was behind the handle. Her rabid frothing about justice and devotion to Donald Trump did not go amiss, with almost everyone believing that Hannity was behind Gilliam's Twitter account.