Facebook : Twitter suspends several right-leaning news accounts posting about US elections for violations –

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on
Tuesday suspended several recently created right-leaning news
accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested
U.S. election for violating its policies.

Twitter said the accounts had been suspended for violating
its policy against “coordination,” posting identical content
while appearing independent or engaging in other covertly
automated behavior.

One of those suspended, SVNewsAlerts, had 69,000 followers
as of last week.

The account frequently warned of election-related unrest and
highlighted issues with voting safety and reliability. It
pointed to fraud claims about Democrats and called attention to
Republican President Donald Trump’s rallies and speeches.

Other accounts suspended by Twitter included FJNewsReporter,
Crisis_Intel and Faytuks.

A Facebook Inc page also snamed SVNewsAlerts, which
remains active, has more than 20,000 followers. Facebook
declined to comment.

(Reporting by Joseph Menn; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)


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