Eli Lilly is the most recent high-profile victim of Elon Musk's Twitter verification mishap

By Sakshi

 Nov 12,2022

The truth is that insulin isn't cost-free: Eli Lilly is the most recent high-profile victim of Elon Musk's Twitter verification mishap

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Eli Lilly posted an unusual message on Twitter yesterday. 

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Eli Lilly apologized for a misguided tweet where a person pretending to be from the company posted "We are excited to announce insulin is free now."

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The company sells insulin and it's not for free.

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Eli Lilly (real handle @LillyPad) can be credited for the changes that Twitter that were introduced following Elon Musk's $44 billion purchase to explain the confusion.

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The pranksters were able quickly to create an authentic-looking Twitter account, complete with an orange checkmark on the fake username "EliLillyandCo"--by paying a monthly fee of $8 in order to get Twitter Blue.

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The subscription service, launched under Musk is accompanied by the blue check which was previously a sign that the accounts were genuine.

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After the fake post was posted Eli Lilly's stock dropped quickly. How much of the decline was due to the fake post isn't completely clear.

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In a similar way, Lockheed Martin shares fell when a fake account -- this time with the help of Twitter Blue -- claimed that it was halting sales of weapons in certain countries.

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