Twitter suspends 45 more Russia-linked accountsbut not without help

Twitter on Wednesday suspended 45 accounts suspected of spreading propaganda after they were flagged by BuzzFeed News.

The bots reportedly have “close connections” to the hundreds of Russia-linked accounts Twitter presented to Congress in late September. None of the 45 accounts identified by BuzzFeed were on that list.

Most of the accounts posted messages written in German encouraging people to vote against German Chancellor Andrea Merkel. Around 20 others reportedly tweeted in English about Donald Trump, and another 21 posted about Brexit, with the height of activity falling on the day of the referendum.

Tweets mentioning Trump appeared a total of 198 times in the summer of 2016, with strange memes and hashtags like #WirLiebenTrump (#WeloveTrump). It appears the accounts were largely ineffective, with the most successful tweet receiving just 15 retweets. Most of the interactions occurred within the network of bot accounts, rarely reaching actual human users.

BuzzFeed says it found the trolls by simply looking at accounts that were interacting with known bots. It says the “relative ease” in which they were found suggests there could be many more accounts the social media platform is overlooking.

“This BuzzFeed investigation clearly calls into question the evidence that Twitter provided to the US Senate judiciary and intelligence committees,” Damian Collins,  Conservative chair of the UK parliament’s culture, media, and sport committee, told BuzzFeed. “ demonstrates that whatever process the company undertook to identify Russian-backed fake accounts was simply not rigorous enough.”

More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

    Recommended Products

  • Authority Overlay - Lifetime An amazing cloud-based service that allows you to hijack the authority of big web sites by placing your custom "calls to action" on top of any of their pages. This enables you to promote anything you want with the perceived authority of those major sites
  • Social Traffic Jacker FE 47 100% Automated targeted social media traffic jacking.
  • FanGrower Agency FI
  • WPDigiPro Reloaded (Agency License 100 Domains) WPDigiPro Handles Your Entire Digital Product Business on Complete Autopilot! From Payment Gateways Integration, Automatic Product Delivery, Email Notification, Automatic Members Access, Autoresponder Integration, Download Link Protection, Page Protection

Tags: Donald Trump hundreds culture ‘It social media.

Related Post "Twitter suspends 45 more Russia-linked accountsbut not without help"

40 Keys To Lasting Happiness
Hưng NguyễnFollow Look. I’m like you. I
Tiger Woods shows signs of substance in latest comeback
(CNN)No one's getting carried away, but there