Sunday, 04 Dec 2022

Banned Twitter accounts will not be reinstated until after US midterms

Banned Twitter accounts will not be reinstated until after US midterms


Banned Twitter accounts will not be reinstated until after US midterms

Musk said the figures he had spoken to included Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League, Rashad Robinson of the advocacy group Color of Change and Jessica González of the campaign group Free Press.

Those banned from Twitter include Trump, who was removed from the platform after the US Capitol riot on 6 January 2021, the personal account of the Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Meanwhile, a report by the Election Integrity Partnership, a coalition of bodies that combats digital election interference, gave details of six networks linked to China and Iran that had attempted to manipulate the Twitter platform in the run-up to the US midterms.

All six networks, which have been taken down now by Twitter, were made to appear as if they were operating out of the US. They issued 706,000 tweets, although engagement appeared to be insignificant, with almost 600,000 of those tweets gaining zero likes.

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