Twitter Deletes Dozens of Russian Accounts for “Undermining Faith in NATO”
24 February 2021 — Mint Press News
A propaganda system is far more effective — and dangerous — when those inside are unaware of it and believe themselves to be free from influence.
by Alan Macleod
Social media giant Twitter announced yesterday that it has deleted 373 accounts it claims were linked to Russia, Iran, and Armenia. In a blog post entitled “Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations,” it claimed that it had taken the decision to remove 69 Russian accounts primarily because they were “undermining faith in the NATO alliance and its stability.”The move sparked controversy on Twitter itself, with many users joking that their own fealty to NATO was insufficiently zealous.