Fake Account: Twitter Suspends Impostor Vladimir Putin Account
Twitter had suspended an account that occurred when Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended after Russian government officials filed a complaint, confirms the social network.
The @putinRF_eng account had more than one million followers before Twitter removed it. “We suspended the account because it was impersonating someone else,” writes Twitter.
In the past, several news media thought that the account was actually from Putin.
Both The Washington Post and Bloomberg referred earlier to articles, not knowing that it was a fake profile. For example, it was written how ironic it was that Putin tweeted to Barack Obama.
The user behind the Twitter profile mainly posted serious messages, referring to public events in which Putin was present. No abusive tweets were published about the Russian president.
It is not known who was behind the fake account. Twitter never verified the user, so he did not have a checkmark to confirm his ‘authenticity’.