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Rumor Control: Bob Dylan Did Not Join Twitter Today

A spokesperson for Dylan tells Rolling Stone that @BobDylanTweets is "fake"

Bob Dylan performs in Carhaix-Plouguer, France.
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December 11, 2013 12:00 PM ET

Contrary to widespread reports, Bob Dylan did not join Twitter this morning. Two hours ago @BobDylanTweets began posting tweets purportedly by Dylan. The first one simply said "My First Tweet. Hi! Bob." The second one read "Joining Twitter today. First time." Despite the fact the account was unverified and Dylan already has his own official promotional Twitter account (@bobdylan), the account quickly racked up over 5,000 followers and got much attention on the social networking service.

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But it's definitely not real. A spokesperson for Dylan confirms to Rolling Stone that @BobDylanTweets is "definitely a fake account."  

Bob Dylan recently wrapped up his 2013 world tour with a three-night stand at London's Royal Albert Hall. They were his first shows at the historic venue since the conclusion of his legendary 1966 electric tour. He recently released his the first official video for "Like a Rolling Stone," an interactive clip that garnered widespread praise. 

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