Twitter removes accounts backed by an additional 3,000 states linked to 6 countries

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Twitter has also removed 3,465 state-backed accounts as part of its efforts to limit the impact of information manipulation campaigns on the Web.

Social media platform Explained in a blog post The deleted account set contains eight “individual operations” that may be attributed to China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela.

“All accounts and content related to these operations have been completely removed from the service,” Twitter said.

To list the operations, most of the accounts deleted in this purge are related to China, of which more than 2,000 amplify the Chinese Communist Party’s story related to the treatment of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. ..

Another network of about 100 accounts was connected to the private company “Changyu Culture” supported by the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Government.

It was the Ugandan government that closed the top three governments with linked accounts removed. The Ugandan government has 418 of the linked accounts that used fraudulent activities to support the removal of Ugandan’s incumbent Museveni, and 277 Venezuelan accounts amplified the content that supports the accounts and chairs. The government has been deleted.

In addition to banning these accounts and the content they share, Twitter has shared relevant data from this disclosure with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Cazadores de Fake News, and the Stanford Internet Observatory.

Disclosure will be made by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey during the week Resigned from company CEO post..We also announced Wednesday’s Twitter Expansion of personal information policy Include sharing private media, such as photos and videos, without the permission of the individuals depicted therein.

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