BP has finally made a move on its Twitter nemesis.
@BPGlobalPR has been spoofing BP’s public relations operation since mid-May. Its caustic updates reach almost 150,000 Twitter followers. @BP_America, which the real BP has updated sporadically since 2008, has fewer than 15,000.
That’s up from just a couple of thousand a month ago. After a quiet few days in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP started to engage with its critics on Twitter, and it recently acquired a “verified account” badge.