Twitter just released a statement that they have suspended an account that has been posting as Russian President Vladimir Putin for 4 and half years now.
They said the suspended comes based on information from Russian officials.
We suspended @putinRF_eng for impersonation based on a valid report we received from Russian officials. Our impersonation policy can be found here: https://t.co/PIBC4nGI8H
As it appears, the Russian government did not know about this since the account has been operating and posting updates as President Putin.
UPDATE: This is even more interesting & hilarious than it seems at first glance! Somebody was apparently impersonating Putin, on Twitter, for 4.5 years, & they did such a good job that the Russian government just noticed now 😆🇷🇺💩 https://t.co/Bo4d5k6hrG
This is Vladimir Putin’s official account 😆🇷🇺💩 We would like to issue the following official statement in response to this development: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA #CyberWarCon
There is another account in the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin with over 2 million followers. Guess what, it is not verified.
Obvious followup question: Is the @PutinRF account real? It’s not verified either. The @PutinRF_Eng one was basically just translating the @PutinRF one into English… This is genius. Somebody got up to ALL kinds of shenanigans with that account, you know it… IMAGINE THE DMs!!
Something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Not yet finished so I just want to think aloud. Essentially, I’ve wondered – what would have happened if Nigeria gained independence in 1940 or 1980?
A suspected officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has allegedly shot an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) dead, Nation reports.
The event occurred around Iyana-Ipaja by 6 pm. The LASTMA official was flagged down for a traffic issue.
Based on the report on the Nation Newspaper;