Twitter Stopped Hundreds Of Accounts Associated With Russia

Sep

29

2017

The micro-blogging platform Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended hundreds of accounts linked to Russia and would further enforce its spam rules as it investigated online campaigns aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election. Congressional Sen. Mark Warner, leader of the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, has called for disappointing statements.

The platform yesterday headed to the Capitol Hill and, during a closed session with the Senate Intelligence Committee, provided information on the Russian intervention during the US presidential election. The platform spoke to its audience about its continuing efforts to reach the bottom of violations within its systems , After the end of the discussion of counterfeit news, Russian accounts and written chat robots on the platform the favorite platform of President Trump.

Twitter has discovered about 200 suspicious Russian accounts and a Russian media group that has bought advertisements targeting the American public, the company revealed. The podium team was sharply criticized by Senator Mark Warner for not understanding the platform for the seriousness of the matter and not being prepared to respond to the committee’s questions. , And that its work is based on Facebook data published earlier.

Facebook announced earlier this month that it had discovered that Russian groups had spent about $ 100,000 on Facebook ads ahead of the 2016 US presidential election and that those announcements were related to political issues. Twitter said that of the 450 accounts shared by the platform Facebook as part of its review, there are 22 accounts on Twitter, the microblogging platform found 179 other linked accounts, and it has taken action on those accounts that violate the rules.

The company, based in San Francisco that three accounts of the Russian media, “Russia Today” RT close to the Kremlin spent about 274 thousand dollars on Twitter ads and pushed for the promotion of the deployment of 1823 tweet likely to target the US market, in order to increase the deployment Its news and targeting to other mainstream media accounts.

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