Twitter removes thousands of fake, state-backed accounts

22 Septembre, 2019, 15:28 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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The announcement by Twitter follows Facebook´s removing fake accounts based in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE last month for posting misinformation about regional hotspots including Libya, Sudan, and Yemen.

In a blog on its site, Twitter said the accounts were interconnected in their goals and tactics, and that they spread messaging that supported the Saudi government.

Mass banning campaigns are nothing new for Twitter, launching a program to archive "foreign information operations" in the fallout of the 2016 presidential election, which it now effectively wields as a social media blacklist.

The move from twitter comes almost a month after Facebook removed around 350 fake accounts and pages promoting Saudi propaganda.

More 4,200 accounts linked to the United Arab Emirates that were tweeting about the Yemeni Civil War and Houthi Movement in Qatar and Yemen.

A former senior aide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accused of playing a role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has had his Twitter account permanently suspended.

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Recall that Nairametrics reported when YouTube disabled more than 200 channels for uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. In Spain, the company has removed 265 accounts that were deemed to be falsely boosting public sentiment.

Qahtani's suspension may have meant Twitter found evidence that the former Saudi adviser was directing an operation aimed at critics of the kingdom's leaders, said Alex Stamos, director of Stanford University's Internet Observatory and the former chief security officer for Facebook.

Twitter also said it took action against thousands of fake or propaganda accounts in Spain, Ecuador and China that harbored similar smear motives.

"While active, the accounts in this set presented themselves as independent journalistic outlets while tweeting narratives favourable to the Saudi government", said Twitter. Facebook later said it had removed 65 Facebook accounts and 35 Instagram accounts used by "individuals associated with Partido Popular" after receiving a tip from Twitter.

"Access to data is the linchpin to everything in terms of understanding how social media is really affecting our day to day lives", she said.

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