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A popular satirical account has been shut down Twitter for violation of its policies.

“I’m sorry to say effective immediately @DPRK_News is inactive,” master of North Korean satire accounting DPRK News Service posted on Wednesday. “I founded the account in 2009. Twitter today decided it violates their rules. I’m not going to label a parody a parody. It justifies the point. It takes away the joke.” “

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A screenshot accompanying the tweet shows Twitter arguing that the account violated rules against “impersonation”.

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The parody account regularly tweets sarcastic posts from the Communist government of North Korea.

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The account had over 330,000 followers at the time of the suspension.

The account’s suspension drew criticism from several social media users, including Granthshala News senior political analyst Brit Hume.

“Twitter makes a fool of itself again,” Hume tweeted.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Granthshala News.