Aug 26, 2020

US election 2020: Twitter suspends accounts sharing poll message

Twitter has suspended a number of accounts for sharing a viral message claiming to be a Black Lives Matter protester who's now planning to vote for Donald Trump's Republican Party. A Twitter spokesperson told the BBC the accounts violated its rules "On platform manipulation and spam". Other accounts sharing the message had been set up more recently. Principled Conservative told the BBC: "I heard that Twitter was auto-deleting accounts that posted this copypasta. So I used my spare account to check." A number of popular pro-Democrat Twitter accounts soon expressed concern that the copied and pasted messages were part of a foreign interference campaign.

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