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Even Better Than the Real Thing

The 10 best fake Twitter feeds on global politics.

@RelevantOrgans

A spot-on parody of Chinese state propaganda.

Sample tweet: "We admit we're no experts at democracy, but we swear we did not program Comrade Huntsman to believe that 3rd place equals winning."

 

@Angela_D_Merkel

The exasperated gripes of Europe's most powerful leader.

"Pleasant lunch with the boys. Bit embarrassing when Monti had to call @Lagarde for permission before tipping the waiter."

 

@DrunkenPredator

Ramblings of a dipsomaniacal unmanned aerial vehicle.

"can't yell at me for violating a strike moratorium if I'm too drunk to ID the Durand Line.. jk jk CAN'T EVEN SPOT THAT DAMN LINE SOBER"

 

@KermlinRussia

The bizarro-world Dmitry Medvedev (in Russian), profiled last year by Julia Ioffe

"Governors need to have more children so that the country will have more successful young entrepreneurs."

 

@ArabicObama

A skeptical view of the 44th U.S. president from the Arab world (in Arabic).

"A wife has the right to beat her husband two times a week, and that's a final decision."

@Fake_Kissinger

The dark side of American diplomacy.

"Help: How do I blog this user - @IntleCrimCourt? They won't stop messaging me, asking me to turn on my location settings."

 

@Queen_UK

The gin-soaked alter ego of Elizabeth of Windsor. (There's even a book tie-in.)

"Camilla pulled out of this today's reception with the President of Turkey. Says she'll get enough of turkey at Christmas. Awkward."

 

@GingrichIdeas

Out-of-the-box thinking from the former speaker of the House.

"Replace stars on American flag with Starfleet emblems."

"Go on Morning Joe and distract Joe and Mika with a shiny object so I can talk about moon mining."

 

@foreignhina

Pakistan's glamorous foreign minister Hina Rabbani Kar -- with a bit more attitude.

"Okay, so I was wrong. Jim Jones was NOT played by Harrison Ford and he is NOT Jughead's father. #memogate"

 

@KimJongNumberUn

North Korea's new leader -- and the world's number one Eric Clapton fan.

"Does my population make me look fat?"

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