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Twitter removes China-linked accounts spreading misinformation about Covid-19 and Hong Kong

Twitter suspended 23,750 accounts that were posting pro-Beijing narratives, and another 150,000 dedicated to retweeting and amplifying those messages.

According to Twitter: "Despite the volume, the core 23,750 accounts we are publishing to the archive were largely caught early and failed to achieve considerable traction on the service, typically holding low follower accounts and low engagement. Of the approximately 150,000 amplifier accounts, the majority had little to no follower counts either and were strategically designed to artificially inflate impression metrics and engage with the core accounts."

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