Twitter has removed more than 10,000 accounts from its worldwide platforms. In its statement, the company said the accounts were misinformation and propaganda on the platform. In October 2018, Twitter revealed state-backed information operations running on its platform, and now a year later, the company has announced the removal of thousands of politically motivated accounts. Let us know the full details
In its statement, Twitter said that 273 accounts of United Arab Emeritus and Egypt had been deleted. The multilateral information operation was being carried out through these accounts, mainly focusing on countries such as Qatar and Iran. These accounts were in favor of the Saudi government. Twitter has found evidence that these accounts are being run by DotDev. DotDev is a private technology firm operating from the UAE and Egypt.
For your information, micro-blogging site Twitter reported that it had permanently suspended DotDev and its associated accounts. At the same time, the company has also suspended 4248 separate accounts. These accounts were run separately from the UAE, which was targeted by Qatar and Yemen. Most of these accounts were spreading false information and were being tweeted about regional issues such as the Yemeni Civil War and the Houthi Movement. Twitter discovered a network of more than 200,000 fake accounts based in China in August. At the same time, last October, Twitter removed 4500 accounts running from Russia. In Spain, Twitter removed 265 accounts to incite public sentiment.