How inauthentic Twitter accounts are being used to create the illusion of support

@XRPisaCurrency and @NaumanK12

Twitter refuses to curb online attacks directed at Farnaz Fassihi

Twitter refuses to curb platform manipulation targeting U.S. citizens

Jack Dorsey and Mohammed bin Salman shaking hands in a photo posted by Bader al-Asaker in June 2016 (Instagram)

Being doxed by a Twitter account linked to a joint intelligence operation

Twitter has failed to provide researchers with the tools to stop disinformation, while simultaneously profiting off of it

Victor J. Blue / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Twitter’s CEO has touted the anti-Semitic GOP political operative behind 2020's “Stop The Steal” protests

Ali Alexander with Roger Stone (image source: Twitter)

What an inauthentic Twitter account with hundreds of thousands of fake Followers and Twitter’s CFO have in common

Meet @MisterSalesman

The @bobbyblaze744, @tableofferings, and @JuliaGrantham2 accounts will soon reemerge

How Twitter allows fake accounts to create the illusion of widespread support

Network data (Following/Followers connections) for Japanese language QAnon accounts was collected by Social Forensics in April 2020 and spans thousands of accounts; a snapshot of ~80 accounts is presented above

Twitter continues to enable neo-Nazi collaborator, Jack Posobiec

Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec share hundreds of thousands of fake Twitter Followers

President Trump’s son, @DonaldTrumpJr, follows both @Cernovich and @JackPosobiec

Started From Gamergate/Pizzagate, Now We’re At The White House Social Media Summit

Geoff Golberg

CEO & Founder, Social Forensics | Previously: Co-Founder, Elementus | Featured in BBC, CNN, BuzzFeed, and Quartz, among others |

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