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Twitter pulls down over 4,000 accounts linked to Iranian government

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In its latest disclosure, revealed that it pulled down a massive chunk of accounts related to the which were found in violation of the Rules.

In an official blog, Integrity, noted that the company removed a total of 4,779 accounts originating in and believed to be associated with or directly backed by the

Out of these, more than 1600 accounts originated in and tweeted nearly 2 million times global news content with an angle that benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state.

Over 200 accounts were more directly engaged with discussions related to Israel, while more than 2800 accounts employed false personas to target political conversations in

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 23:01 IST