The Twitterverse exploded on Tuesday morning when a fake Twitter account purportedly belonging to Ashton Carter, the presumptive nominee to become the Pentagon's next chief, falsely claimed that he had landed the job.

The tweet appeared to confirm a CNN story that President Obama had decided to nominate Carter to replace current Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, so some national security reporters were fooled.

But others noticed that the purported Ashton Carter tweet did not seem Kosher.

And more than a few noticed that whomever tweeted as Carter used the British spelling for "honoured."

In the end, the bogus Tweeter fessed up.

Or did he?

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