Twitter, Meta kill hundreds of pro-Western troll accounts

Well known for an abundance of anti-western troll accounts and propaganda, Twitter and Meta are reporting that they’ve taken down nearly 200 accounts that, for the past five years, have been amplifying pro-Western messages in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) and Graphika, a social media analytics company, have published a report based on data from Meta and Twitter, in which they describe their findings as “the most extensive case of covert pro-Western [influence operations] on social media to be reviewed and analyzed by open-source researchers to date.”

Neither company has made any allegations as to what entity may have sent the tweets; Twitter has only said it believes the tweets came from the US and Great Britain, while Meta said activity it flagged originated in the US.

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Source: The Register