Twitter has suspended hundreds of bot accounts identified by NBC News as being involved in a coordinated campaign to defend the Saudi government’s role in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Twitter told Business Insider it had already been aware of the bot accounts, which it said behaved like spam accounts.
Twitter said it could not definitively link the accounts to the Saudi government.
Twitter is suspending hundreds of bot accounts involved in a coordinated effort to flood the service with political messages about the suspected murder of a prominent Saudi dissident.
The accounts have unleashed a barrage of messages in recent days that support the Saudi government’s account in its role in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to NBC News which reported about the situation on Thursday. Twitter began cracking down on the accounts after it was notified, according to NBC News. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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