Twitter fails to prevent ‘fake news’ impersonation accounts of Assange and WikiLeaks

A lot of time is being expended in the creation of several Julian Assange impostor accounts on Twitter. These accounts equate to black propaganda. They are aimed squarely at Assange, as well as unwitting Twitter followers.

The problem appears to be that once one fake account is closed, another is opened under a new handle, but with the same Twitter I.D. account number..

Impostor Account Examples 1:

WikiLeaks @ JullianAsange – changed handle to @ _AssangeJulian

Twitter Timelines archived here: http://archive.is/zvPll and http://archive.is/gKtDb

The second handle has been suspended. The first has been re-used under a new account created on the 28th of June (to reserve the name, so no-one else uses it) http://archive.is/QErgX (using Austrian footballer’s Julian Erhart photo as an Avatar) ID 880100132380786689

Impostor Account Examples 2 (13/08/17 Update):

Julian Assange @Real_Assange changed to  Julian Assange @JulianAssunge and then to @JulianAssanged adding a diamond symbol for verification, then changed again to @JulienAssange and then to @JuliannAssange, always the same twitter  ID 860223427180773376.

Twitter Timelines archived here: http://archive.is/zU5o0,
http://archive.is/s2TWN and http://archive.is/Q0yYf

As the account changes handles, any search for the pages produce “page does not exist” whilst the current page retains all the tweets and followers of the historic accounts from the day of creation. This is the way the account handlers avoid being suspended by Twitter, leaving room to re-cycle the same handles in the future.

Twitter Timelines archived here: http://archive.is/3KrKq and http://archive.is/FV5Dr -https://web.archive.org/web/20170803222503/https:/twitter.com/Julien_Assange – http://archive.is/vSsab

Impostor Account Examples 3:

Wikileaks @WiliLeak ID 887461508267073536

Timeline archived here: http://archive.is/YEThc

Wikileaks @WikileaksTeam ID 887477583595655168

Twitter Timeline archived here: http://archive.is/IljF0

The correct accounts

The correct Julian Assange Twitter account: , Twitter URL: Twitter ID Number: 388983706.

The correct WikiLeaks Twitter account is: , Twitter URL: Twitter ID Number: 16589206.

Meanwhile WikiLeaks supporters have been busy reporting these impersonation accounts, but so far without much success.

(Source of above: )

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