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Twitter removes hundreds of misinformation accounts – Orange County Register

Foo Yun Chee Reuters

Brussels – Twitter said on Tuesday that it had deleted 373 accounts that said it had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and violated its platform operations policy.

The company said it had deleted 238 accounts operating from Iran due to various violations of its policy.

Twitter said 100 accounts related to Russia were deleted in order to undermine confidence in NATO and amplify the story targeting the United States and the European Union.

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said Moscow plans to investigate why Twitter is blocking accounts, the Tass news agency reported.

Twitter also said that 35 accounts related to Armenia had been deleted and added that it was created to target Azerbaijan.

“373 related accounts across four networks have been permanently suspended from Twitter because they violated our platform operations policy,” the company said in a blog post.

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