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Twitter Ignored Russian-Troll Warnings

  • BuzzFeed, Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:17 PM

After the Tennessee GOP alerted Twitter to an account pretending to represent the party, it took the network 11 months to take action, BuzzFeed reports. Run by Russian disinformation pros, “The account, @TEN_GOP, was enormously popular, amassing at least 136,000 followers,” it writes. “It also trafficked in deliberate fake news, claiming just before it was shut down that a photo of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA championship parade was actually a crowd waiting to hear Donald Trump speak.”

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