Nov 2, 2018 - Technology

Twitter takes down accounts that discouraged midterm voting

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Twitter recently took down thousands of accounts engaged in spreading information discouraging people from participating in the midterm elections, per Reuters and CNN.

Why it matters: Major web platforms are getting more active about stemming voter suppression ahead of the election.


  • Many of the accounts taken down by the company in September and October were made to look like they belonged to Democrats, CNN reports.
  • Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.

Go deeper: Tony Romm reports in the Washington Post on social media's efforts to protect the vote

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