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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Twitter pulls down Saudi bots

Twitter pulls down Saudi bot network
nbcnews.com, Twitter pulls down bot network that pushed pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist, 18 Oct 2018 "A Twitter spokesperson, who asked not to be identified because the spokesperson was not authorized to speak publicly, said the company was aware of the influence operation and had already suspended even more pro-Saudi government accounts before they were caught by researchers. The employee said the accounts are being pulled down for violating rules about spam, and referred to it as a routine spam operation takedown."
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