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Twitter cracks down on automated 'bot' accounts

Move is latest by platform to enforce rules aimed at curbing disinformation, propaganda and provocation

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The San Francisco messaging platform says the crackdown is intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules.

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TWITTER announced on Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election.

The San Francisco messaging platform said the

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