Just ahead of his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius's PR team has set up a Twitter account that promises to give people the "hard truth."
The account, which was created Sunday, had more than 21,000 followers as of Tuesday afternoon.
The 27-year-old Olympian and Paralympian has admitted to shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year, but has said it was a tragic accident in which he had mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder.
On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the trial, which is due to start March 3, can be televised.
If convicted of murder, Pistorius faces up to life in prison.
Pistorius mentioned the Twitter account @OscarHardTruth on his own verified account.
"They will uncover the truth, the trial and those involved," he tweeted.
This feed will provide the hard truth as it unfolds and provide information that will become clearer during the trial.— Factual Updates (@OscarHardTruth) February 23, 2014
This is the official twitter channel linked to the http://t.co/2rvROA0kVX website and will be used to share factual info during the trial— Factual Updates (@OscarHardTruth) February 24, 2014
Also Tuesday, a Cape Town bakery called Charly's apologized on their Twitter account for posting a photo of cookies featuring photos of Pistorius and captions like "Just do it. Just do it. He did it."
-- with files from Reuters