Twitter caused 7 million users to block
Micro-blogging site Twitter has taken big action and blocked seven million Twitter accounts.
Twitter identified 1,062 Twitter accounts related to Russia-backed Internet Research Agency (IRA). Allegations that the 2016 US presidential elections were made messes through these accounts. That’s why Twitter blocked them.
More than 6 lakh accounts in the US block-
Twitter has said through a blog, 175,993 tweets have been made from 3,814 Twitter accounts related to IRA, in which 8.4 percent belong to the US elections. Twitter said that 677,775 Americans, who were liking or retweeting such tweets during the election, have been blocked and they have also been sent an email notice.
The Kremlin was doing follow-up in the US elections
Twitter told the US Senate Committee that it is alerting users who were closely following ads related to the Kremlin (Russia) during the 2016 election. Twitter Director Carlos Monje said, Twitter will inform all users who are related to IRA. It also said that there is a flood of terrorism-related material also on the Twitter platform. The danger that can arise.
Fraud Twitter Identifying New Technology-
Apart from this, Twitter has sent information to 13,512 other Twitter accounts out of 50,258, which was tweeted during the election. Twitter said that in the present process, we have identified and blocked the 5,23,000 suspected Twitter accounts and blocked them. Explain that, in December 2017, it identified 6.4 million suspicious accounts every week. From October 2017, it has increased at 60 percent.
The company said, we have developed new technology to identify such tweets. From June 2017, Twitter has removed 220,000 applications to violate the rules. According to the information, 2.2 billion unaccounted tweets from these accounts were done.