A Bunch Of People Are Getting Duped By This Fake Twitter Account That's Saying Syrian President Assad Is Dead

Folks, there’s a blatantly fake twitter account that has a grand total of 6 tweets that is spreading nonsense about Syrian President Assad and his family being killed.

The Twitter account’s bio is: VLADIMIR KOLOKOLTSEV, Minister of Interior of Russian Federation.  Official Twitter Account, but that means nothing. There have been several similar fakes over the past year or so spewing fake news (usually about the mideast).

They accumulate followers each time, and then they switch names and handles (very easy to do) making it look like the account has a legacy and history of being real.

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Photo: @minilinterrussia

According to ZeroHedge, the tweets correlate to a mini-spike in crude, though we’re not sure.

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