The “Jason Bourne” actor may have unwittingly lifted the veil on his secret online identity.
Internet sleuths believe they’ve proven Matt Damon may not be as stealthy as he thought after apparently uncovering the 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor’s ‘secret’ Instagram account, immediately after announcing its existence .
The online hug was sparked after the “Good Will Hunting” star revealed in an in-depth interview with GQ posted Wednesday that he runs a “very private Instagram account.” However, due to his high-profile aversion to social media, Damon said he only uses his Insta profile incognito – otherwise known as “Finsta” among young internet users – to watch his friends’ children grow up. all over the world, and only occasionally. to share a post of his own.
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Like burying a beep under a mountain, the “The Departed” actor provided some digital breadcrumbs for Sherlocks to follow on social media.
“I have 76 followers and have posted 40 posts since 2013,” explained the social media chameleon, before showing interviewer Chris Heath an Insta photo of his 15-year-old daughter, Isabella, wielding two middle fingers.
It didn’t take long for Twitter detectives to announce that they had solved the case.
“I found Matt Damon’s finsta and honestly it shouldn’t have taken an hour,” tweeted such an inspector, along with a screenshot of a profile whose name includes a not too cleverly concealed anagram for “Matt Damon”. Not to mention that the number of followers and posts was exactly what the movie star mentioned in the interview.
Social media has also been warned that the actor’s purported ‘Ford vs Ferrari’ finstagram is being followed by several verified celebrities, including actors Chris Hemsworth and Pierre Pascal as good as photographer and documentary maker Sam Jones.
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Let’s just say if this is the right grip, Damon’s digital disguise wasn’t exactly “Talented Mr. Ripley” -esque.
Meanwhile, Damon isn’t the first public figure to attempt to infiltrate social media. Other notable Gram-ouflage artists include former President Barack Obama, Utah Senator Mitt Romney (Twitter “Pierre Delecto”) as well as disgraced “Social Network” star and alleged cannibal Armie Hammer, on which he posted apparently shameful photos of his alleged sexploits.
Reps for Damon did not respond to The Post’s request for comment on the secret account.