Twitter removes 130 Iranian accounts for trying to disrupt the US Presidential Debate

ZDNet

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Social networking giant Twitter said today that it removed around 130 Iranian Twitter accounts for attempting to disrupt the public conversation during last night’s first Presidential Debate for the US 2020 Presidential Election.

Twitter said it learned of the accounts following a tip from the US Federal Bureau of Investigations.

We identified these accounts quickly, removed them from Twitter, and shared full details with our peers, as standard, the social network said today.

They [the accounts] had very low engagement and did not make an impact on the public conversation, it added.

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