Twitter Details Several Networks of Accounts Removed for Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

The bulk of the activity occurred in the Middle East

Twitter provided details on a host of networks of accounts that were removed from its platform for distinct coordinated inauthentic behavior associated with five countries: Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia.

The social network shared the information in a series of tweets.

Twitter removed 2,541 accounts in Egypt-based network El Fagr for amplifying messaging that was critical of Iran, Qatar and Turkey, saying that it received information that the people behind those accounts were taking direction from the Egyptian government.

The social network also discovered 3,104 accounts being accessed from a single Internet-protocol range in Honduras, which were heavily retweeting from the account of President Juan Orlando Hern√°ndez.

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