Twitter Removes 30,000 State-Linked Manipulation Accounts


Twitter on Friday announced that it took down more than 30,000 accounts pertaining to three networks associated with China, Turkey, and Russia state-linked manipulation activities.

A total of 32,242 accounts were added to the social platform’s archive of state-linked information operations, while the accounts themselves, along with all of the content associated with them, have been permanently removed from Twitter.

Attributed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the largest of the three networks included 23,750 accounts forming the core of the network, along with approximately 150,000 amplifier accounts, which were not added to the public archive.

The network was engaged in a range of manipulative and coordinated activities, mainly using Chinese languages to spread geopolitical narratives favorable to the Communist Party of China (CCP).

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