Conservatives cry 'conspiracy' over Russian bot Twitter purge

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Nunes' tweet was especially unusual in light of today's Twitter news, in which it has been reported that the social media giant conducted a "purge" of sorts, eliminating many more bot accounts and instituting strict limits on how many times a single user can retweet information. A Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement that the company enforces its rules "without political bias" and that the company is engaged in ongoing enforcement of its policies. "As part of our ongoing work in safety, we identify suspicious account behaviors that indicate automated activity or violations of our policies around having multiple accounts, or abuse".

"We also take action on any accounts we find that violate our terms of service, including asking account owners to confirm a phone number so we can confirm a human is behind it". Some complained they were temporarily locked out of their accounts because of "unusual activity" and "automated behavior" and had to share a phone number with Twitter to regain access.

Some fake accounts have been traced to Russian-backed agents that the US government says are working to sow political discord. That's why some people may be experiencing suspensions or locks.

Twitter denied cracking down on conservative voices. The Russians are continuing to use YouTube, Facebook and Twitter just as vigorously as they did before and after the 2016 presidential election.

The steps are part of Twitter's ongoing battle to reduce the amount of spam and bot activity now taking place on the site.

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Some have pushed for right-leaning Twitter users to ditch the platform altogether and move to Gab, a social media site that "champions free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online", according to its site.

And yet President Trump continues to tweet disparaging nonsense about the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or retweet the pathetic tweet from a Facebook exec who insisted that most of the $100,000 Russian ad buy was "AFTER the election". These users mocked the right.

Some conservative Twitter Inc. users are accusing the company of unfairly targeting their followers as it steps up efforts to get rid of fake or abusive accounts.

White nationalist Jared Taylor sued Twitter on Tuesday for banning him from the service in December, claiming the company is discriminating against him for his political views.

Twitter has not responded to the controversy it created.

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