Twitter announced Thursday that it found and has shut down 201 accounts linked to the same Russian operatives who bought political ads on Facebook in an attempt to deepen political divisions in the United States.
Three accounts were from the Kremlin-backed news site RT, which spent $274,100 in ads on Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign, The Washington Post reports. Twitter made presentations to Senate Intelligence Committee and House Intelligence Committee staffers on Thursday, and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said he didn’t think the company was doing enough to keep Russian operatives from meddling in U.S. affairs and “showed an enormous lack of understanding … about how serious this issue is, the threat it poses to democratic institutions.”
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