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23 May 2012 | News | By: M@

Olympic Protestors Banned From Twitter, Launch New Spoof

Olympic Protestors Banned From Twitter, Launch New Spoof

Twitter has suspended the account of an activist group who describe themselves as "the Official Protesters of the London 2012 Olympic Games”. The @SpaceHijackers account was taken down following a complaint from London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), who cited breach of trademark (the account used a doctored version of the official logo).

Space Hijackers has now bounced back with another spoof account, itself likely to be short-lived. The account name @London20l2 copies the official channel (@London2012) save for a subtle letter substitution. While the page looks very similar to the genuine article, the content is certainly not. Here are some choice examples...

Follow the parody tweets here, and visit Space Hijackers' website here.


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Tom Bolton

Account erased already!  Good work in recording for posterity.