Twitter says latest closed accounts aimed at Israelis are not foreign fake news


(JTA) — Twitter said that 61 accounts aimed at Israelis that were removed from the service were not linked to foreign fake news campaigns.

“We have carefully reviewed these accounts and our analysis does not indicate any malicious intent or State-sponsored activity,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

JTA reported Tuesday that the accounts had been suspended over the manipulating news allegations, citing a tweet by Elad Ratson of Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, who also handles digital diplomacy. Ratson said in his tweet that a total of 343 bot accounts have been suspended since Israel’s elections were announced for April.

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