Twitter suspended fake accounts claiming to be Black Trump supporters — but only after they reportedly racked up 265,000 retweets

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Twitter has suspended fake accounts that claimed to be Black Trump supporters for violating its policies against platform manipulation and spam, The Washington Post reported Tuesday and the company confirmed to Business Insider.
But researchers told The Washington Post that the accounts generated more than 265,000 retweets and mentions before Twitter could take action, and that “the damage is done.”
Twitter refused to comment on how many accounts it had suspended, their origins, or reach.
Black voters have been targeted by pro-Trump disinformation campaigns on multiple occasions in both the 2016 and 2020 US presidential elections.
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Twitter has suspended multiple fake accounts that claimed to be Black supporters of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party for violating its policies against platform manipulation and spam, The Washington Post reported Tuesday and Business Insider confirmed.”Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter Rules if Tweets are found to be in violation. Presently, we’ve taken action on some of the Tweets and accounts you referenced for violations of our policies on platform manipulation and spam,” Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy told Business Insider.Darren Linvill, a social media …

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