This is interesting.

David Jones (@DavidJo52951945) – who claims to be British and to live in Southampton – is one of a massive network of 63,909 linked accounts, all with 8 figures after a name:

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Jones has been tweeting since 2013, and posted many pro-Putin tweets just before and during the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In the last few years, Jones and his massive network of linked accounts has tweeted a huge amount in support for Trump, but mainly UKIP and especially Brexit.

A US data scientist claims Jones – who has 120,000 followers – always tweets between 8 and 8 Moscow time. Almost as if it were a job:

It looks to me, by his use of language, as if Jones is British. But his consistency in tweeting every day from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm British time is very strange. And his obsession with the details of Ukrainian politics – for a resident of Southampton – is also unusual.

And why so many linked accounts all with 8 numbers?

What do you think? Conspiracy or hogwash?

See the full Twitter thread here.

PS – if my dead body turns up in the next few days with traces of radioactive polonium-210 in it, it wasn’t because I ate too many Brazil nuts.