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Twitter nixes accounts posing as news outlets prematurely declaring election wins – Source CNET Internet News


Twitter cans fake news accounts.

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Twitter suspended several accounts on Wednesday that were posing as US news organizations and prematurely declaring an election victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in what appeared to be a coordinated disinformation effort.

The accounts mimicked the account names and logos of the Associated Press and in at least one instance, CNN – news organizations that typically predict US election results. Most of the tweets announced a false victory for Biden while at least one account said that President Donald Trump had won re-election, the Wall…

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