This is Jason Whitlock.
For the uninitiated, this is his bio at Fox Sports.
On Sunday, Whitlock's Twitter account began heavily pushing another account called "@RetweetVibe."
Over the course of the last two days, Whitlock's account has retweeted every single @RetweetVibe tweet, but all but the two most recent have since been deleted.
In fact, yesterday it seemed like Whitlock was actually behind @RetweetVibe (as opposed to just supporting it).
@RetweetVibe isn't just annoying, it's a spam account. Of its 13 tweets, 6 are spam links to random articles from a website called LOLZ PARADE (Note: the "O" in "LOLZ" is a smiley face).
By looking at the link you can figure out what service @RetweetVibe is using to serve sponsored tweets.
clnk.me takes you to MyLikes, which is a service that allows you to get paid on a per click basis for hosting sponsored tweets.
BuzzFeed asked Jason Whitlock for comment on the situation. Here's what he had to say:
My account has been hacked. Write about how inefficient twitter is in addressing these issues. You can't get twitter to answer a phone call. I'm not sure twitter has a phone number. I've been emailing for 3 days. And FOX Sports has reached out. This is beyond frustrating.
Some of @WhitlockJason's most recent activity includes seemingly legitimate Whitlock tweets, but that could be the work of a hacker attempting to cover his or her tracks.
BuzzFeed reached out to Whitlock to ask about the seemingly legitimate tweets, and to see if he had any access to his account to send them.
No access. I think they did that in reaction to Twitter investigating or in response to people alerting others to my account being hacked.. I've had no access for three days. Twitter is horribly inefficient. What business doesn't have an automated phone system to handle fraud?
Can someone from Twitter please get on the phone with this man before (insert The Wire reference here)?