Twitter says it exposed nearly 700,000 people to Russian propaganda


Many of the new accounts uncovered have been traced back to an organization called the the Internet Research Agency.

The data was first presented in an incomplete form to the Senate Select Intelligence Committee last November.

According to twitter 677,775 people were exposed to social media posts from more than 50,000 automated accounts with links to the Russian government.

Twitter says it’s improving its automated detection methods to weed out suspicious accounts, as well as beefing up its security measures to prevent third-party applications from controlling large numbers of bots.


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