Twitter removing 3000 state-linked accounts

Twitter removing 3000 state-linked accounts

Twitter said it has removed more than 3000 accounts that were operating as foreign state-linked information operations. In most instances, accounts were suspended for various violations of our platform manipulation and spam policies, the company said.

The accounts include eight distinct operations attributed to six countries – Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Venezuela.

Of the 3 465 accounts removed, 2 160 were linked to operations attributed to China.

Twitter said that since October 2018, it has had 37 datasets of attributed platform manipulation campaigns originating from 17 countries, spanning more than 200 million Tweets and nine terabytes of media.

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