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Twitter removes more than 3,000 accounts related to state-linked information operations

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Twitter Inc said on Thursday it has removed more than 3,000 accounts which were operating as foreign state-linked information operations.

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The Twitter accounts that were removed were linked to operations attributed to six countries, including Mexico, China and Russia, Twitter said in a blog post.

Of the 3,465 accounts removed, 2,160 were linked to operations attributed to China.

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The company also said it will start Twitter moderation research consortium in early 2022 to study platform governance issues.


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