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5,000 Twitter Accounts Linked to Disinformation Campaigns

June 18, 2019


Twitter has removed six sets of accounts that the site has deemed to be devoted to coordinated, state-backed propaganda activities – totaling about 5,000 accounts in all.

“We believe that people and organizations with the advantages of institutional power and which consciously abuse our service are not advancing healthy discourse but are actively working to undermine it,” said Yoel Roth, head of site integrity for Twitter, in a recent blog post. “By making this data open and accessible, we seek to empower researchers, journalists, governments and members of the public to deepen their understanding of critical issues impacting the integrity of public conversation online, particularly around elections.”

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