#Twitter says it will email 677,775 people in the U.S. to warn that they interacted with Russian made #whitenationalism propaganda accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a St. Petersburg–based troll farm that significantly disrupted the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
In an update to the social media network’s review of the 2016 election published in a blog on Friday, Twitter said it had identified an additional 1,062 accounts linked to IRA, bringing the total to 3,814 accounts that posted nearly 176,000 tweets during a 10–week period prior to the election. It said that 8.4% of these were election–related, which represents “a very small fraction of the overall activity on Twitter” during the period of study.
Sure, Twitter. No big deal.
Twitter also said it had discovered 50,258 Russian–linked automated accounts that tweeted election–related content during the election period.
Among the people who likely will receive one of Twitter’s email warnings is #DonaldTrumpJr., who followed a fake Tennessee #Republican Party account linked to the #IRA as well as
confessed felon and former #Trump national security adviser #MichaelFlynn, his son, and former deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorkaalso followed IRA–linked accounts, meaning they, too, will receive Twitter’s email alert.
Twitter said that as of December, it had “identified and challenged more than 6.4 million suspicious accounts globally per week,” a 60% increase from October 2017. The company promised to invest further in “machine–learning capabilities” in 2018 to “detect and mitigate” fake, coordinated, and automated activity. And it said it would “monitor trends and spikes in conversations relating to the 2018 elections for potential manipulation activity.”
This is gotten way out of hand. I know that this was such a big controversy at school, and it is sad to see that many of my classmates childish actions are seen in adults who protest this sweatshirt. This is just a boy modeling a sweatshirt, and if you see it as “racially insensitive”, then YOU are the one who makes it racist. This family has received death threats because they do not share the same views as other people. Sorry for the rant but leave your thoughts in the comments!!(original post)