Television hitmaker HBO’s leadership reportedly used fake social media accounts to fight back against online criticism, a report alleged Wednesday.
On Thursday, HBO CEO Casey Bloys issued a public apology for his personal use of fake accounts to combat negative feedback on the network’s shows.
“For those of you who know me, you know that I am a programming executive very, very passionate about the shows that we decide to do. And the people who do them and the people who work on them,” Bloys said at the time.
“When you think about that, and then think of 2020 and 2021, I’m working from home and doing an unhealthy amount of scrolling through Twitter. And I came up with a very, very dumb idea to vent my frustration,” added the HBO CEO.