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Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing 'platform manipulation'

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’

By SUHAUNA HUSSAIN, JEFF BERCOVICI FEB. 21, 2020 9:40 PM

Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been experimenting with novel tactics to cultivate an online following, or at least the appearance of one.

But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired. On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesman said. Some of the suspensions will be permanent, while in other cases account owners will have to verify they have control of their accounts.

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-21/twitter-suspends-bloomberg-accounts

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Dem4Life1102 Feb 2020 OP
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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:46 AM

1. Oh, is THAT the reason why...

 

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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:46 AM

2. Guess Bloomberg's money can't buy everything

 

Good for Twitter for enforcing its policies regardless of who is violating them.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:47 AM

3. Ah well - if at 1st you don't succeed, there is always more money to try again!

 

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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:59 AM

4. It would be nice if they would

 

do the same with Trumpers.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:03 AM

5. Not surprising at all, Bloomberg pays $2500 a month for users to post pro-Bloomberg content

 

more info on how Bloomberg campaign organizes this effort is in this thread

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287558507
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