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Twitter Met With Senate Staffers To Discuss Concerns Over ‘Russian Propaganda’

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Representatives from Twitter have met with Senate staffers to discuss concerns about Russian-backed efforts to use the network to spread propaganda and misinformation to manipulate the U.S. election, both sides confirmed on Wednesday. The meeting was the result of a letter sent by Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the issue.

“These ‘social’ cyberattacks are made possible through the proliferation of ‘bots,’ automated and often false accounts controlled by a single entity, that pollute information streams by generating messages that appear to come from many different users,” Carper wrote last month in the letter to Dorsey, inquiring about steps the company takes to curb automated bots on the network. – READ MORE

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