Twitter deletes more than 4,000 fake accounts operated from the UAE and tweets about Yemen

Twitter deletes more than 4,000 fake accounts operated  from the UAE and tweets about Yemen


Twitter has deleted a group of more than 4,000 accounts, managed from the UAE, and tweeted heavily about Yemen and other issues.

The company said it deleted a larger network of 4,258 accounts, managed exclusively from the UAE, using fake names and posting tweets mostly about Qatar and Yemen.

The company did not identify an entity responsible for the operation.

The company also deleted 267 accounts from the UAE and Egypt for engaging in a "complex media campaign" targeting Qatar and Iran while sending intensive pro-Saudi messages.

The company said the accounts were operated by a private company called Dotdev, which identifies itself as "a specialized software company based in Abu Dhabi." The company has another branch in Egypt in Giza governorate on the outskirts of Cairo.


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