"Pharma bro" Martin Shkreli makes bold declaration on Twitter: "I am now a god"

He's been hacked -- but the sad thing is, with Shkreli it's actually a little difficult to tell

By Scott Eric Kaufman
December 21, 2015 6:38PM (UTC)
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According to the Huffington Post's Nina Golgowski, the Twitter account of the Most Hated Man on the Internet, Martin Shkreli, was hacked on Sunday, resulting in a series of expletive-laden tweets -- some of which, it should be noted, sounded more or less like Shkreli himself, e.g.

But those responsible for the hack gave up the game by venturing a little too far over-the-top at times:

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After all, no one remotely familiar with Shkreli would believe this:

Especially considering his definition of "altruism" literally entails raising the cost of life-saving medical treatments by 5,455 percent.

Corroboration of the Twitter hack came in the form of other accounts of his also having been compromised, including those on Reddit and YouTube.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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