Twitter Found Some 36,000 Russia-Linked Accounts Posted Election-Related Content

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 15:49

The accounts make up only 0.012 percent of all the Twitter accounts that existed during the time frame in question, according to the testimony of Twitter’s acting general counsel Sean Edgett, obtained by media.

Sputnik reports that Twitter has discovered over 36,000 accounts linked to Russia that generated around 1.4 million election-related tweets during the US 2016 election campaign, a document obtained by the Business Insider said Tuesday.

According to the testimony of Twitter’s acting general counsel Sean Edgett, who is set to appear before the US Congress later this week, the platform "identified 36,746 accounts that generated automated, election-related content and had at least one of the characteristics we used to associate an account with Russia," which generated "approximately 1.4 million automated, election-related Tweets that collectively received approximately 288 million impressions," the media outlet wrote.

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