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In Chef (2014), Carl Casper is browsing tweets made about him, and it looks like there are so many twitter accounts:

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Are these real twitter accounts, or were they just created for the movie?

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    It's pretty easy to make a web page that looks like Twitter. Given that they would have 'legal problems' depicting real people, I'd say it's just another prop. – Andrew Thompson Sep 1 '16 at 12:42
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A brief search on Twitter indicates that none of the tweets featured in the screencap in the question exist on the site.

That means one of three things;

  1. The people who made those tweets have all since deleted either the specific tweet shown here or their entire accounts - unlikely.
  2. Several Twitter accounts were set up by the production company and tweeted those phrases for this point in the film before then being deleted - slightly more likely, but still unlikely.
  3. Those tweets only ever existed on a fake web page set up for the film.

I believe that the final option here is the most likely - that the Tweets shown here never really existed on Twitter.

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    Yeah, it's not that hard for a good graphic/VFX design team to recreate a website. Or hell, even a fair to middling graphic/vfx design team. – Zessa Sep 1 '16 at 13:52
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    @Zessa Or even just someone who knows some very basic HTML/CSS. It would probably be more effort to set up multiple working Twitter accounts and actually sending the Tweets than it would to simply create a static webpage! – Dr R Dizzle Sep 1 '16 at 14:09
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    I wouldn't be surprised if because they got permission to use Twitter in the movie if they got access to their style sheets and such to make those static websites. – Zessa Sep 1 '16 at 15:13
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    Actually, you can just inspect element > double click the text > edit it all you want – noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ Sep 3 '16 at 17:02

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