The story of the man who convinced the town he was mayor.

A man convinced an entire town that he was their mayor, just by using Twitter. The faux mayor of Stafford, England created a profile with the bio: “I’m James Billington, the current Mayor of Stafford. Delighted to be representing the town of Stafford & surrounding areas. Views are my own.” He began tweeting on March 8, and soon enough, convinced residents and local businesses that he was the mayor. His twitter photos included fake ribbon cuttings and campaign buttons. Eventually the Stafford Borough council caught on to the prank.  Here's one of the twitter pics at a ribbon cutting. 




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