00:35 GMT28 January 2021
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    Over the past year, there's been much speculation in the media that Angelina Jolie may be planning to run for office, with the actress herself hinting that she is "open and out there."

    CORRECTION: The UNHCR has contacted Sputnik saying that YouTube has terminated an imposter account in the name of Special Envoy Angelina Jolie as the special envoy doesn't have any social media accounts.

    Earlier it was reported that Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie, who has served as special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2012, had allegedly launched her own YouTube channel earlier this month - but it doesn't seem like her followers will get any makeup tutorials from the woman who has topped countless "most beautiful" lists.

    Jolie's alleged channel focused primarily on her humanitarian work and had already amassed over 8,400 subscribers.

    "In her expanded role, Jolie focuses on major crises that result in mass population displacements, undertaking advocacy and representing the UNHCR and the High Commissioner at the diplomatic level. She also engages with decision-making on global displacement issues. Through this work, she has helped contribute to the vital process of finding solutions for people forced to flee their homes," the channel's description read.

    Breitbart has suggested that the channel's launch could potentially fuel mounting speculation that the actress is eyeing a future in politics that may even involve running for president. Jolie hinted in a December interview with the BBC's Today programme that she may pursue a new career path.

    "Honestly, if you asked me 20 years ago, I would have laughed. I really don't know. I always say I will go where I am needed. I don't know if I am fit for politics but then I've also joked that I don't know if I have a skeleton left in my closet so I'm pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin so that's good."

    ​At the time, the programme's host, Justin Webb, told her that he would put her on a list of potential 2020 candidates, at which Jolie laughed and replied, "Thank you."

    Jolie first became aware of humanitarian crises around the world while on set of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) in Cambodia, an experience which she said led her to contact the UN. In early 2001, she was named as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador to coordinate action to solve refugee problems worldwide.

    Since then, she has visited international trouble spots and personally met with refugees and internally displaced persons in dozens of countries. The actress has six children, three of her own and three adopted internationally (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Vietnam).

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