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Antoine Nouvet Speaks to The Washington Post About an ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Twitter account

Our research associate Antoine Nouvet recently spoke to the Washington Post about a mysterious Twitter account that claims to be ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.

The Twitter account gained attention shortly “after notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped from a maximum security prison through a nearly mile-long underground tunnel.”

(Twitter/@ElChap0Guzman)

(Twitter/@ElChap0Guzman)

It’s very possible that someone with no real links to Sinaloa set up the account in homage to Guzmán. “It is common practice for ‘fans’ of high-profile cartel members to set up accounts on social media in their honor,” said Antoine Nouvet, a research associate from the Canadian think tank SecDev Foundation who has investigated the cartels’ use of social media.

The full article can be found here.

Header Image: Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, on February 22, 2014, the day of his arrest in Mazatlán, Mexico. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

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