Police probing fake Twitter account of deputy tourism minister

January 9, 2019 at 4:44pm
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Cyber crime police are probing a  fake twitter account of deputy tourism minister Savvas Perdios.

Deputy government spokesman Klelia Vassiliou posted a picture of the fake account on her Facebook page saying that a complaint has been submitted to police.

Perdios, who took up his duties as Cyprus’ first deputy tourism minister at the start of the week, sent a tweet of his own saying the account was a hoax created by Italian journalist Tommasso Debenedetti


In the fake tweet, Debenedetti who calls himself a hoaxer had announced the death of Greek singer Nana Mouskouri. Debenedetti has made a name for himself sending fake tweets announcing the deaths of various celebrities.