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Twitter wipes out thousands of fake accounts connected to Iran, Russia

Once again, Twitter has purged thousands of inauthentic user accounts connected to influence operations. A total of 4,779 accounts were removed, many of which were tied to the Iranian regime, while a few were linked to Russia.

According to the social media platform, more than 1,600 of the fraudulent accounts promoted a narrative that “benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state,” while close to 300 focused on influencing discussions relating to Israel.

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