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Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency accused of election meddling

Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency accused of election meddling

Twitter Inc. said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The social media company said it’s emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States who followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked a tweet from these accounts during the election period. The new IRA accounts are in addition to 2,752 accounts Twitter found and disclosed last year.

All those IRA-related accounts have been suspended, and the company is sharing information about them with congressional investigators who are reviewing potential manipulation in the 2016...

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