Israel buys @israel Twitter handle from porn merchant

The State of Israel has finally gotten the @israel Twitter account from its original owner, and at the bargain price of $3,000. This wasn't a case of domain squatting, though: the previous owner is Israel Melendez, the owner of a porn site. Melendez says that he tired of the account fairly quickly, as most of the replies were from people with opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"My account was basically unused because I was getting dozens of replies every day from people who thought the account belonged to the state of Israel," Melendez told the New York Times.

Israeli government buys Twitter account from porn merchant [TG Daily]

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