Widely used social platform Twitter Inc. (TWTR) announced that it took down 130 accounts for trying to disrupt public conversations during the first U.S Presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic Party candidate and former vice President Joe Biden.
According to a statement issued by the social network company, these accounts appeared to have originated from Iraq. Twitter says it received a tip on the accounts from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
“Based on intel provided by the @FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran. They were attempting to disrupt the public conversation during the first 2020 US Presidential Debate,” said Twitter.
The said accounts were having very minimal engagement which was making zero impact on the Presidential debate. Twitter further said these accounts plus their contents will be fully published after investigations are concluded.
Citing a tweet shared by Twitter, one of the tweets from the accounts had a graphical representation of voters captioned ‘are you watching for fan too?’