User behind pro-Labor Twitter account PRGuy publicly reveals identity

User behind pro-Labor Twitter account PRGuy publicly reveals identity

The Age spoke on the phone with Jeremy Maluta,who gained a significant Twitter following for his support of Premier Daniel Andrews during the pandemic,and confirmed he was the user of the account.

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