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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:13 PM

Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective

Source: Ars Technica

Bots were tied to account formerly used for pro-Saudi messaging

Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a "RussiaGate hoax." According to a researcher, the accounts—most of which had only posted three or four times in the past—were connected to other accounts previously used to post pro-Saudi messages.

In response to an inquiry by Ars, a Twitter spokeswoman said, "We suspended a network of accounts and others associated with it for engaging in platform manipulation—a violation of the Twitter Rules." An investigation into the network is still ongoing, the spokeswoman said, but no determination has yet been made about who was behind the campaign.

"In cases such as this, attribution is difficult," the spokeswoman noted. "If we do have reasonable evidence to support state-backed activity, we will disclose the accounts as part of our information operations archive." (This archive is the data repository used to reveal operations of networks previously tied to election manipulation and other state-backed information operations.)

Read more: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/04/twitter-shuts-down-network-of-5000-possibly-saudi-pro-trump-bots/

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:29 PM

2. Is this why the moron's twitter users have dropped and he is complaining

to Twitter CEO today?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:37 PM

3. Mainly, he's whining because Obama has more followers. The man's envy knows no bounds.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:38 AM

8. Yes, he's Obsessed

 

He knows he'll never be one percent of a president (or man!) as Obama.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:27 AM

4. trumpy is having a sad!

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:53 AM

5. Excellent news!

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:21 AM

6. MBS payback for covering up the Khashoggi murder.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:31 AM

7. Hey Twitter! How about you grow a spine and shut down the orange fuckwit's account already?

We're waiting!

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:39 AM

9. I bet there are millions of such accounts

I hope the social media get wise and remove them before the primaries.

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Response to NYMinute (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:51 AM

11. That would also explain the subscriber numbers for alt-right YouTube accounts.

Just saying!

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:37 AM

10. My guess is that the CEO of Twitter had to tell stupid #trump what a Bot was.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:32 AM

12. Trump is a whiny toddler. Take away his play toys and he might be forced to do actual work.

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