Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

20.9.2019

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

Twitter said on Friday it shut down thousands of accounts worldwide for spreading misinformation, including some artificially amplifying pro-Saudi messaging as part of a regional propaganda war.

These accounts were"created and managed" by DotDev, a technology company based in the UAE and Egypt. DotDev did not respond to an AFP request for comment.

The close confidante of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who ran Riyadh's media centre and managed an electronic army unabashedly defending its image, was implicated in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018 but was never formally charged.

The UAE is a key partner in the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Huthis in Yemen in a five-year conflict that has devastated the country.

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