Unfortunately for the people running it, the account violated Twitter's impersonation guidelines and was deleted, although a new one soon popped up.
Although initial suspicions were that the account was being run by a competing media outlet or an agenda-driven pundit, which could have created a potentially embarrassing situation. Reality was, as usual, a little more boring. This was about sucking up to the "greats" of anti-Russian propaganda, not creating something potentially new and insightful, as Twitter comedians and satirists have done to break out.
Out of genuine curiosity, we here at Sputnik decided to carry out one of those "open source investigations" employing "digital forensics" to find out, with varying degrees of certainty, who is behind the account.
It may seem like a worthwhile pursuit for three strangers, bored on the Internet, to entertain pundits, in essence becoming a second-rate version of them. Let's hope that they learn the rules on trademarks and impersonation, or at least gain aspirations to go beyond small-time Internet fame.
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