#Twitter removes 32,242 accounts linked to Russia, China and Turkey
15:45, Friday, 12 June, 2020
Twitter has permanently removed 32,242 accounts that were found to be state-backed operations from China, Russia and Turkey. The accounts were suspended for violating the social media company's platform manipulation policy. It's publishing the accounts to its archive of foreign influence campaigns, Twitter said in a blog post published Thursday. Of those accounts, Twitter said 23,750 were linked with being part of a "core network" under a campaign by the People's Republic of China. Twitter also found another 150,000 "amplifier" accounts that were designed to boost numbers on the core accounts, but decided not to remove them due to most having "little to no follower counts."