Twitter Eliminated Thousands of Accounts Tied To Iran

by Chandrani Sarkar June 14, 2019

On Thursday, Twitter Inc said that it deactivated thousands of accounts linked to state-backed and coordinated activities, suspects it were from Iranian Government and archived them all to its public database introduced in 2018.

In the latest expel of information, Twitter said that it believes 4,779 accounts were associated or backed by Iran.

It continued that it had also deactivated and achieved four accounts affiliated with St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, which is a Russian “troll farm” has been indicted by the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller for tried to interfere in 2019 Presidential Election. Twitter has eliminated and archived 130 accounts linked to Spain’s Catalan Independence Movement, and 33 accounts involved in manipulative behavior related to Venezuela.  

Twitter Inc has first released its archive of data associated with known state-backed information operation in October 2018, offered more transparency of stem manipulation and information on its social media platform.

Twitter said in a blog post, “Thousands of researchers from across the globe have downloaded datasets, which contain more than 30 million Tweets and over 1 terabyte of media, using our archive to conduct their own investigations and to share their insights and independent analysis with the world.”

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