#Russians had over 200 #fakenews #Twitter accounts during the 2016 election

Twitter says that they’ve found around 200 accounts linked to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The company said in a statement that 22 accounts were closed after they were found to be linked to separate Facebook pages previously shown to have spread Russian-bought ads during the presidential campaign that focused mostly on social issues such as race, guns and immigration.

An additional 179 Twitter accounts were “related or linked” to the Facebook pages, Twitter said, adding that it closed “the ones we found in violation of our rules.”

Source: Twitter finds 201 accounts linked to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election – LA Times


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