Thousands of fake accounts blocked by Twitter
The accounts were closed on fake news matter, Twitter claims
Social media giant Twitter closed thousands of accounts on Friday over issue of spreading fake news and involving in propaganda about government, Twitter itself claimed.
Transparency is part of our DNA at Twitter. Today, we’re updating our archive of state-backed information operations we’ve removed from our service. Read our latest blog here: https://t.co/YeCLedMGxH
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) September 20, 2019
Accounts spreading fake news were suspended in Spain and Ecuador. Over 4,302 accounts suspended from China on ‘attempting to sow discord about the protest movement in Hong Kong’. 271 accounts from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt were closed which had been targeting Qatar with misleading information and handled by DoltDev. 4,248 accounts closed which were targeting Qatar, Yemen about Yemeni Civil War and Houthi Movement.
259 accounts suspending in Spain; 1,019 accounts in Ecuador and 4,301 in China. Several accounts from Saudi Arabia also were suspended.
In August, over 200,000 accounts were suspended in China.
Twitter shared the information by releasing proper article on accounts verification.
Twitter wrote, “Transparency and openness are deep-seated values at the heart of Twitter which define and guide our methodology around these disclosures. Today, we are disclosing six additional datasets covering five separate jurisdictions. “