Twitter removes 100 accounts allegedly associated with Russia, aimed against US, EU, NATO

Twitter removes 100 accounts allegedly associated with Russia, aimed against US, EU, NATO
  • Clock-gray 01:30
  • calendar-gray 24 February 2021

Social network Twitter removed 100 accounts allegedly associated with Russia, the company announced on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"Today we’re disclosing two separate networks that have Russian ties. Our first investigation found and removed a network of 69 fake accounts that can be reliably tied to Russian state actors. A number of these accounts amplified narratives that were aligned with the Russian government, while another subset of the network focused on undermining faith in the NATO alliance and its stability. As part of our second investigation in this region, we removed 31 accounts from two networks that show signs of being affiliated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and Russian government-linked actors. These accounts amplified narratives that had been previously associated with the IRA and other Russian influence efforts targeting the United States and European Union," Twitter said.

At the same time, the company announced removal of around 130 accounts "originating in Iran that were attempting to disrupt the public conversation during the first 2020 US Presidential Debate".

apa-logo-mini

Other news