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Twitter deletes 10,000 accounts that sought to discourage US voting

Twitter removed more than 10,000 accounts, according to three sources familiar with the Democrats' effort

Reuters 

Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s US election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. “We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email. The removals took place in late September and early October. Twitter removed more than 10,000 accounts, according to three sources familiar with the Democrats’ effort. The number is modest, considering that ...

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First Published: Sat, November 03 2018. 21:35 IST
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