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Twitter removes over 10k accounts discouraging voting in midterm elections, report says – CNET

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Twitter has removed more than 10,000 accounts aiming to discourage people from voting in the midterm elections on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

A Twitter representative confirmed the social media site deleted several automated accounts sharing misinformation, but couldn't confirm the 10,000 figure. 

The accounts were reportedly made to look like they were from Democrats, but the party reported the tweets to the company. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

"For the election this year we have established open lines of communication and direct, easy escalation paths for state election officials, DHS, and campaign organizations from both major parties," a Twitter representative said. "We removed a series of accounts for engaging in attempts to share disinformation in an automated fashion - a violation of our policies. We stopped this quickly and at its source."

This is a developing story.

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