Twitter on Thursday said it had identified and suspended 15 accounts originating from Bangladesh for “engaging in coordinated platform manipulation”, days ahead of national elections in the country, reports twiiter safety account.
“Based on our initial analysis, it appears that some of these accounts may have ties to state-sponsored actors,” it was quoted to have said added.
The accounts had fewer than 50 followers, it added.
Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants are under pressure to increase efforts to remove misleading or illegal content, and ensure fake news is not uploaded and disseminated. Although Facebook has stepped up fact-checking, it still faces criticism that it is too slow to close rogue accounts.