Twitter Blocked More than 30 Thousand Accounts from China, Turkey and Russia
OREANDA-NEWS. Management of the social network Twitter reported that 23.75 thousand accounts from China, 7.3 thousand pages from Turkey and 1.15 thousand accounts from Russia are blocked. They are allegedly connected with the authorities of these countries and were involved in “information operations”.
“Today we are disclosing 32,242 accounts to our archive of state-linked information operations – the only one of its kind in the industry. The account sets we’re publishing to the archive today include three distinct operations that we have attributed to the People's Republic of China (PRC), Russia, and Turkey,” the company explained.
Accounts from Russia are linked to the website Current Policy. According to Twitter, it is engaged in propaganda with state support, promotes the ruling political party United Russia and attacks on political opposition.
As for Turkey, Twitter claimed that blocked pages demonstrated strong support for AK Parti and personally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Chinese accounts were archived due to their position on Hong Kong and support for the Communist Party.