Good day stack overflowers.
Apparently someone has created a Twitter feed in my name and is using it to broadcast all the comments I post on Stack Overflow.
It was not my intention to create such a Twitter feed, and I am not at all pleased that someone has done so on my behalf. Whether someone has the legal or moral right to do so, I neither know nor particularly care, but I would have liked it a great deal to have been asked first, and I would like it to stop.
I recognize that it is of course technically impossible to prevent the rebroadcasting of data on public sites; in this case, the feed is associated with my name and my photo. It would be reasonable to assume that the content is there by my will, which it is not. If someone wants to rebroadcast my musings, they're free to do so from their own Twitter account.
That someone would create an account not controlled by me that purports to be me is disturbing in the extreme.
Is this service being provided by the good people at Stack Exchange, or is this some third party that's doing this? Based on the number of closed questions on Meta Stack Overflow suggesting this feature, I'm assuming that it's more likely a third party.
How I can make this stop?
Thanks all. I was hoping that my first question ever on Stack Exchange would be about something less vexing and more technical, but there you go.
The Twitter administrators agree that this is impersonation and have reassigned the account to me. In parallel, the person who created the account has contacted me, apologized, and has deleted the account. It appears to be a "one off" situation, rather than a concerted effort to make an army of Twitter bots rebroadcasting Stack Exchange comments.
Thanks all for your suggestions and well-wishes.