Claims PSG used “army” of fake Twitter accounts in campaigns against players and media

Mediapart investigation published this afternoon has alleged that Paris Saint-Germain called on an external company to create an “army”  fake Twitter accounts in order to lead campaigns against various media outlets and employees of the club, including Kylian Mbappé.

One example the article cites is from March of 2019, when rumours had surfaced of a potential move to Real Madrid for Mbappé. At that point, the forward had given an interview to Téléfoot explaining that he wanted to stay despite the Champions League elimination. One account, Paname Squad – who Mediapart claim to be provided with information by PSG – congratulated the forward on his decision but also called on players to “work in silence”.

 The account also posted a critical message when Mbappé had been named Ligue 1 player of the year at the UNFP awards and explained in his speech that it was perhaps time for him to take on “more responsibilities”.

Mediapart have contacted Paris Saint-Germain, who have denied the allegations, stating that they have “never contacted an agency in order to damage individuals or institutions”.


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