Twitter removes thousands of accounts that discouraged people from voting in US mid-term elections

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Twitter has confirmed the removal of thousands of accounts for not only discouraging people from voting in week’s US elections, but also falsely appearing to originate from the Democratic Party. In all, over 10,000 account were deleted in September and October, for targeting key demographics and encouraging them to withhold their vote. While the removals are pretty small-scale, they still serve to demonstrate how Twitter is being used to try to subvert the outcomes of elections. See also: How to spot a fake Twitter follower Privacy: Twitter is under investigation for data collection through its link-shortening system All emojis are… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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