Twitter has blocked the account of the French deputy Joachim Son-Forget for impersonating Donald Trump and tweeting on behalf of the American President.
This was reported by Politico.
Hours after Twitter finally banned Trump on Friday, the name and photo in Son-Forget's confirmed account were replaced with that of the U.S. president. One of pseudo-Trump's fake tweets consists only of the word вЂњHelp.вЂќ
This is not the first time a South Korean-born MP who represents French citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the National Assembly has gotten into trouble for impersonating another politician on social media: last April, Son-Forge's profile details were changed in the same way as those of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Within hours, the fake account was used to publish several messages, including one in which Macron expressed agreement with Trump's controversial statements about China's role in the spread of the coronavirus.
Son-Forget later claimed that his account had been hacked.
In 2018, the deputy's actions on Twitter led to his resignation from Macron's La Republique En Marche party; Son-Forget resigned after being reprimanded for sexist tweets he posted about Senator Esther Benbassou.
Last February, the deputy also played a key role in the dissemination of videos that prevented Macron's candidate Benjamin Griveaux from running for mayor of Paris.