Twitter: Chinese Communist Party used more than 170,000 influence network accounts

Twitter: Chinese Communist Party used more than 170,000 influence network accounts
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[Ed. – That’s 150 times more than the number Russia has used in the same period.  See the Twitter report here; Turkey has also used 6 times as many Twitter accounts for info ops as Russia.]

The news was rushed out on Thursday afternoon after an explosive Mediaite report into fake accounts plaguing President Trump’s Twitter following.

Twitter released the information as part of a report entitled, “Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations we’ve removed.”

The report outlines how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had two methods of targeting Twitter users with Chinese propaganda:

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    23,750 accounts that comprise the core of the network, e.g. the highly engaged core network;

  2. Approximately 150,000 accounts that were designed to boost this content, e.g. the amplifiers. …

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