Twitter suspends 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts for 'platform manipulation' - 2020-02-22

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F0.png Twitter suspends 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts for 'platform manipulation' February 22, 2020, Makena Kelly, The Verge

Twitter announced Friday that it would suspend 70 accounts that posted content in support of Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign, first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

"We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam," a Twitter spokesperson told The Verge.

The dozens of accounts suspensions handed down by Twitter Friday focus on pro-Bloomberg posts pushing out identical messages. According to the Times, some tweets included "A President is Born: Barbra Streisand sings Mike's praises," as part of the body of the message. It is in violation of Twitter's rules to "artificially amplify or disrupt conversation through the use of multiple accounts" or compensating people to boost messages, "even if the people involved use only one account."

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{{cite news | first = Makena | last = Kelly | title = Twitter suspends 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts for 'platform manipulation' | url = https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/22/21148516/twitter-suspends-mike-bloomberg-facebook-google-platform-manipulation | work = The Verge | date = February 22, 2020 | accessdate = February 23, 2020 }}