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Twitter suspends fake Black pro-Trump accounts

Twitter forbids using the platform “to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience” on the platform.

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said Tuesday it had suspended several fake accounts purporting to be African Americans who support President Donald Trump and which had succeeded in garnering several thousand followers in just a few days.

“Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter rules if Tweets are found to be in violation,” said a spokesman for the San Francisco-based company.

Darren Linvill, a professor at Clemson University who specialises in disinformation on social media, published some examples of the fake accounts on Twitter, accusing them of using “digital black…

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