Since 2018, There is This is the result of an attempt to close the network of related accounts . The agency said it had suspended or removed another 3,465 accounts linked to eight operations in six countries.
Most accounts were suspended for platform manipulation and spam policy violations. All campaign content has been scrubbed.
The largest network of accounts so far is Twitter Move around this time Which “expands the Chinese Communist Party’s description of Xinjiang’s treatment of the Uyghur people.” It has identified 2,048 such accounts and taken action against them. The company also removed 112 accounts linked to Changyu Culture, a company backed by Xinjiang’s regional government.
A network of 418 accounts was found to be participating in “coordinated unauthorized activities” that supported Ugandan President Yuri Museveni and left his national resistance movement. Similarly, a group of 276 “unverified” accounts shared material that mainly supports political parties and the Mexican government’s activities related to public health.
Elsewhere, Twitter removed 277 Venezuelan government opinion-sharing accounts. It has suspended an app called Twitter Patria, which says people connected to the removed accounts are using it.
A total of 268 accounts have also been filed against the civil rights group Fichua Tanzania, its founder and members and supporters. Some of them were also tweeting pro-government messages. Finally, Twitter says it has removed two batch accounts linked to Russia – 16 that promoted pro-Russian views in the Central African Republic and 50 that criticized the Libyan government and Russia’s geopolitical position there and in Syria.
Since it began publishing its efforts against the state-linked manipulation campaign three years ago, Twitter has said it has removed more than 200 million tweets and nine terabytes of media associated with them. The company has taken action against activities arising in 17 countries.
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