Operators of the popular social networking site Twitter were apologetic but believe had mitigation for their part in the Wendy Deng bungle.
Wendy Deng is the 43 year-old wife of uber-rich media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who despite his 80 years, obviously doesn't want to be looking at an old woman whilst he is panting away.
An account named Wendy Deng was verified to be real the real person by twitter when in fact is wasn't.
In insider at twitter had this to say.
"We were surprised that Mr. Murdoch joined twitter not so long ago. When an account named Wendy Deng joined soon after started threatening violence and retribution to his verbal attackers - well, you could see how we made the mistake of believing it to be real. I mean who else is going to defend that phone-tapping bastard?"
Asked to comment, Mr. Murdoch asked for the question to be repeated before shitting his pants.