Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over ‘platform manipulation’

The Wall Street Journal reported that these organizers in California receive $2,500 a month to promote Bloomberg’s candidacy through actions such as posting on social media to their own networks.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

“We took enforcement action on about 70 accounts, which includes a combination of permanent suspensions and account challenges to verify ownership,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in a statement to Reuters.

The action was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

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