Twitter notifies 1.4mn users who fell to ‘Russian propaganda’
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Feb-2018

California, February 1: The controversy regarding alleged Russian interference into US Presidential election 2016 goes on. Social media site Twiiter has notified at least 1.4 million people engaged with content created by Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential election. The platform has already blocked accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) of Russia.

This time it is almost double than the accounts initially announced to fall to Russian propaganda. Earlier, Twitter announced that that 677,775 people had received such notifications. Analysts are telling that, there is lot more accounts that then fell to Kremlin propaganda.

Twitter acknowledged that the current number did “not encompass every person that ever saw this content.” “As our review continues, we may also email additional users,” the company continued. “If and when we do so, we will do our best to keep the public updated.”

"Twitter is committed to providing a platform that fosters healthy civic discourse and democratic debate," a statement from Twitter said. "We have been cooperating with congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election." Earlier, it made promise to congress to give every detail of the probe.