Twitter will inform users about Russian propaganda

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Social network Twitter intends to notify its users who received messages from accounts allegedly linked to the Kremlin propaganda resources. About it reports Deutsche Welle.

“We are working to identify and individually notify” users that during the election campaign in the United States in 2016 read messages from accounts “associated with the Russian Agency Internet research,” said company representative Carlos Monnier in the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, science and transportation Wednesday, January 17. Monier did not specify when it will begin the notification process and how it will be.

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube on Wednesday at hearings in the Senate and answered questions about how the social network oppose the spread of extremist materials organizations like the Islamic state, illegal arms sales, the spread of fake news and Russian propaganda.

See also: RF interference in the elections of the United States: Facebook has uncovered evidence

In particular, Monnier said that Twitter has improved its ability to identify accounts that are automatically configured on the distribution of spam and misinformation, and are now able to remove up to 4 million such accounts in a week. The representative of Facebook Monica Bickert reported that misinformation in social networks were mainly through paid ads.

Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of attempts to influence U.S. elections.

Earlier, US Ambassador to the UN said that the denial by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin intervention is simply an attempt to “save face”.

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