Oct 1, 2020

US election 2020: Twitter removes Iranian accounts disrupting debate

Twitter says it has removed nearly 130 accounts linked to Iran that attempted to "Disrupt the public conversation" during the US presidential debate. The social network has so far provided only four samples of the content posted by these accounts during the debate. Twitter said it had acted early to remove the accounts and "They had very low engagement and did not make an impact on the public conversation". Microsoft said last month that Iranian hackers had, between May and June, unsuccessfully tried to access the accounts of White House officials and President Trump's campaign staff. Twitter has said it will publish further details about the accounts and their content once it has completed its investigations.

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