Someone at Facebook has decided that the venerable William Shatner is an imposter, according to @williamshatner on Twitter.
Shatner tweeted the following just a few minutes ago:
“Facebook disabled my account this weekend as an imposter acct. Now they want me to prove that it’s me. Don’t they know who I am? MBB.”
(MBB stands for “My best, Bill” - which is how Shatner signs off on his tweets.)
Shatner’s Twitter account is “verified. “ A verified account, according to Twitter, establishes “the authenticity of well known accounts so users can trust that a legitimate source is authoring their Tweets.”
UPDATE: News of Facebook’s flub dashed across Twitter at the usual light speed. An hour later, Shatner tweeted that his Facebook account had been restored.