Twitter Suspends Putin Impersonator Account
Twitter said this week that it had suspended an account impersonating Russian president Vladimir Putin. The account, which was created in November 2012, was able to amass around 1 million followers and mainly posted official government links to Putin’s public appearances.
In a tweet last Wednesday, Twitter Comms said that they had suspended @putinRF for impersonation based on reports from Russian officials.
Twitter spokesman Ian Plunkett confirmed in an email that the account was not affiliated with Putin.