The times they are a changin’, but just because Bob Dylan proved himself to be tech-savvy with his interactive “Like a Rolling Stone” music video, that does not mean he’s joining social media.
On Friday morning, an account named @BobDylanTweets started posting tweets, claiming to be the iconic singer-songwriter, Rolling Stone reports.
While many were fooled, with the account garnering more than 5,000 followers in just a few hours, Dylan himself is not on Twitter.
A rep for the musician tells Rolling Stone that the handle is “definitely a fake account,” and it has since been suspended.
Fans of Dylan can follow his promotional Twitter account @bobdylan, but he does not possess a personal account.
Though that situation appears to be handled, he is also in hot water over comments he made in France’s version of Rolling Stone.
Dylan is being sued by the Council of Croats in France after comparing Croatians to members of the Ku Klux Klan, Time reports.
“If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day,” he said (via Time). “Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.”
In response, the council’s secretary general replied, “You cannot compare Croatian criminals to all Croats. But we have nothing against Rolling Stone magazine or Bob Dylan as a singer.”
Despite being an American citizen, Dylan can still be sued under European free speech laws.