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Twitter falsely pulled accounts of Russian troops monitoring

Twitter has acknowledged that it erroneously suspended accounts that relayed information about the movement of Russian troops during the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. However, the microblogging platform quickly noticed the issue and has already started restoring the suspended accounts. Also read – How to download videos from Twitter

“We’re looking into it closely, but mass coverage doesn’t play a role here. A small number of human errors as part of our work to proactively address manipulated media has led to this improper enforcement. We are resolving the issue and are contacting the affected people directly,” Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of site integrity, said in a statement. Also read – Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users to remove themselves from a conversation

“We never run automated enforcements based on report volume, precisely because of how easy that would be,” he added. Also read – New IT Rules, Feature Phones, Twitter Competitive Care in India

A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement to AFP that the company is “assessing these actions quickly” and is proactively restoring access to a number of affected accounts.

Like Facebook, Twitter is also used to spread misinformation. However, unlike Facebook, Twitter does not have sufficient resources to remove such posts, the report said.

Oliver Alexander, one of the investigators who was blocked on Twitter, said he was back within 24 hours. “I’m back after being locked out twice in 24 hours. First time for a post exposing the “thwarted sabotage/gas attack” and the second time for a post exposing the “Ukrainian attack on Russia,” said Oliver Alexander, analysts with open source intelligence (OSINT), “@Twitter must do something now against these locks,” he wrote in a message on Twitter.

What’s happening in Ukraine

Tens of thousands of Russian troops gathered near Ukraine’s borders on Thursday and Russian forces fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin authorized what he described as a “special military operation”. Explosions were heard in the early hours of Thursday in Kiev.

Interfax news agency said gunshots could be heard near Kiev’s main airport and sirens could be heard over the city. Although the full scope of the Russian military operation is not yet known. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “Our plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. We will not impose anything by force.”

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