Twitter deletes thousands of fake accounts

Twitter reportedly removes over 10,000 accounts that discourage voting

The action was taken in late September and early October.

Twitter indicates that the accounts were trying to persuade voters to stay home on election day, which would suppress the vote for the pivotal midterm elections on Tuesday.

The number of accounts deleted is small compared to recent purges, which have numbered in the millions, but it is still a win for the Democratic campaign.

Twitter's move bowing to liberals was considered a pre-election victory for the Democratic Party.

Twitter released a statement saying the company had removed thousands of accounts for "engaging in attempts to share disinformation in an automated fashion", in violation of the platform's policies.

Apparently, at Twitter, those who lean to the left have a louder voice than those on the right.

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With the midterm elections looming, Twitter and its social media peers including Facebook Inc. have been taking more aggressive measures to fight abuses using human reviewers and improved algorithms.

With the hotly contested United States midterm elections coming up this Tuesday, Twitter is cracking down on attempts at using the service to dissuade people from showing up at the polls.

Dems just weeding out conservative "bots"?

Following the 2016 election, in which fake Twitter accounts were found spreading propaganda and misinformation, Twitter has stepped up its policing efforts.

For months, Twitter has sought to eliminate automated and bogus accounts created to manipulate the public conversation on Twitter, in response to concerns over Russian interference in the 2016 election.

One of the recent tweets that were plagued by the Democrats were messages to men. The move came as the party felt it was unable to respond to the dissemination of what it called "negative and false" information about its presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, back in 2016. Twitter did not name the exact number of suspended accounts but several reports suggested that it might amount to over 10,000.

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