Twitter Admits It Buried "Podesta Email", DNC Tweets Ahead Of The Presidential Election
1 November, 2017
It was approximately one year ago, when angry tweeters alleged that Jack Dorsey were purposefully censoring and "suppressing" certain content on Twitter, namely , as well as hashtags critical of Hillary Clinton content. We can now confirm that at least one part of the above was true, because during today's Senate hearing, related to hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the months heading into the 2016 presidential campaign.
Before the election, we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. For example, our automated spam detection systems helped mitigate the impact of automated Tweets promoting the #PodestaEmails hashtag, which originated with Wikileaks’ publication of thousands of emails from the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account.
whose account sent out a series of 118 original Tweets
In the two months preceding the election,
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