Twitter suspends account it says impersonated Russia’s Putin


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  • Thursday, 29 Nov 2018

Twitter Inc said on Wed 28 that it suspended an account for impersonating Russian President Vladimir Putin on the social media platform.

"We suspended @putinRF_eng for impersonation based on a valid report we received from Russian officials," Twitter said Nov 28.

Twitter spokesman Ian Plunkett said in an email that the suspended account was not affiliated with Putin.

According to archived images of the account, it was created in November 2012, had about 1 million followers and mainly posted official government links to Putin's public appearances.

Reuters was not immediately able to reach the Kremlin for comment. – Reuters

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