Twitter parody accounts are the second worst thing on Earth.
DarthPutinKGB, a ham-handed parody of Vladimir Putin, was suspended today along with other accounts ridiculing Russian leaders like foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
What is clear is that America s New Cold Warriors aren t too happy with the move.
The US government is expressing its displeasure through the government-financed media channels like Radio Free Europe.
The radio network is financed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and has its roots in the first Cold War as a CIA-backed propaganda service.
When Twitter shuts down parody accounts of public figures it doesn t help Twitter s credibility as a space for free speech online — whether it s a parody of President Obama or David Cameron.