Twitter suspends accounts linked with Russian intelligence services

Source : 112 Ukraine

These accounts were named in the indictment 12 military intelligence officers of the Russian Federation
12:30, 15 July 2018

Twitter has suspended two accounts linked with 12 citizens of the Russian Federation for interfering in the US elections, according to Reuters. 

Twitter said on Saturday it had suspended the accounts @DCLeaks_ and @Guccifer_2 that were named in the indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged release of documents. 

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In a statement on Saturday, a Twitter spokesman said: “The accounts have been suspended for being connected to a network of accounts previously suspended for operating in violation of our rules.”  

Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Philadelphia on Saturday, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the indictments proved that the United States “will not tolerate interference with our democratic processes and that there will be consequences for foreign meddling.” 

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Reportedly, Twitter notified about 1.4 million users about Russian propaganda. These users were spying the accounts linked to the Russian propaganda in the United States during the presidential campaign in 2016. 

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