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Twitter cracks down on fake news, propaganda accounts across the world

Accounts coming from China seeking to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong were closed down

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said Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading as well as pro-government propaganda including in places like the United Arab Emirates, China and Spain.
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Accounts coming from China seeking to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong were closed down, as well as accounts amplifying a pro-Saudi message coming from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates directed at Qatar and Yemen, said. accounts were also suspended in Spain and Ecuador.

First Published: Fri, September 20 2019. 17:22 IST
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