Twitter Suspends an Ocasio-Cortez Parody Account Reportedly After Ocasio-Cortez Complained to Twitter

An Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez parody account, clearly marked as parody with 85,000 followers, has been banned along with its creator’s personal, reportedly for being “fake and misleading.”

Twitter permanently suspended both Mike Morrison’s personal Twitter account and his Ocasio-Cortez parody account @AOCPress without warning.  Twitter accused Morrison of violating its policy on fake accounts even though the AOC parody had been clearly marked as a parody in both its account name and its bio.

People who have connections inside twitter are reporting that the account was banned after Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez complained directly to twitter higher-ups.