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

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

@XRPisaCurrency and @NaumanK12

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

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

Geoff Golberg

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

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