Duffy aims to stop Twitter impostor

P.E.I. Senator Mike Duffy wants an impostor posing as him removed from Twitter.
The Twitter account is now more clearly a parody, with cascading hamburgers and a fake moustache. ((CBC))

P.E.I. Senator Mike Duffy wants an impostor posing as him removed from Twitter.

Sun Media is reporting the senator has asked the information technology staff on Parliament Hill to find a way to halt the parody Twitter account. Duffy said he does not have Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Past posts on the senatorduffy account, which started Sept. 10, include "reading is for losers" and "craving onion rings."

Since efforts to remove it started being reported, the account has changed to look more like a parody. Thursday morning that included a picture of Duffy with a fake moustache and a background photo of cascading hamburgers.

The bio also now reads "Canada's egregious Senator. Unplugged. Parody'd."

Twitter will usually only delete fake accounts if there is no way to tell they are a parody.

Early Thursday morning the senatorduffy account had 292 followers.