burner account

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burner account

A social media account that one uses to post anonymously and avoid having their posts (usually ones that are inappropriate somehow) traced to them. The 76ers GM resigned after being linked to burner accounts on Twitter that shared private information about several players.
See also: account, burner
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There was the infamous incident of his burner accounts last year, where he defended his move from OKC, seemingly thinking he was using another account, only to tweet from his own official account.
The Ringer's Ben Detrick first reported that Colangelo may be behind five burner accounts that leaked sensitive information and criticised players like Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel, and Markelle Fultz.
Embiid was quick to respond to the report on Twitter as he tweeted one of the burner accounts.