Somehow the story is even worse than that sounds.
Kam Brock, @Akilahbrock, was pulled over by New York police and her car impounded when officers suspected she was driving under the influence of marijuana (none was found in the vehicle). After getting upset with officers and undergoing a medical evaluation, doctors thought she was suffering from a mental disorder - thinking her claims of being followed by Barack Obama on Twitter were bunk.
The only problem is that Barack Obama DOES follow @AkilahBrock, and around 640,000 other people. And now Brock is faced with thousands in medical bills after being sent to a facility. She's now pursuing legal action as a result of these stupid, insane events.
Check out a full video of the coverage here.
President Obama receives his fair share of criticism online, but he’s embracing all the hate in a new edition of “Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Watch him react to a #ThanksObama and someone who does’t approve of his dad-jeans style.
“Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there?” writes one girl.
“I think that’s a great idea,” he says.
You can also watch Kimmel’s post-Mean Tweets interview with Obama below, in which he says he didn’t think those messages were very mean at all.
“You should see what the Senate says about me,” he says.
He also talks about why he still has a BlackBerry and how he doesn’t actually use Twitter himself.