Propaganda Network 'Russia Today' Attempted To Take Over Political Accounts On Twitter

Russian propaganda network 'Russia Today' attempted to take over an anti-Trump and an anti-Clinton Twitter accounts. Twitter denied the request according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

Russian propaganda network 'Russia Today' attempted to take over an anti-Trump and an anti-Clinton Twitter accounts. Twitter denied the request according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

RT hoped to take over at least two Twitter accounts or handles for its media coverage: @NotHillary and @NotTrump. Their goal, RT told Twitter’s advertising department, was to use the accounts to push their 2016 election coverage, but neither handle or username has any identifying information tracing the owner back to the Russian government-funded media organization. Twitter denied the request. The company declined to comment on the record on the specific accounts “for privacy and security reasons.”

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