“As part of our original work to read Russian-linked activities on Twitter through the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we selected and suspended a whole of accounts that were potentially correlated to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked corporation known as the Internet Research Agency,” read the email.
“Consistent with our delegation to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either supported one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the voting period,” the email continued. “This is purely for your own data purposes, and is not related to a security concern for your account.”
Cornyn shared a screenshot of the email with his supporters on Saturday.
“Finally social media is waking up to manipulation of public judgment by our adversaries,” he wrote. “All of us need to step up to meet this challenge, mainly the Press.”
Twitter published on Friday that it swung 1,062 new accounts it found to be connected to the Internet Research Agency.
In total, the corporation has found 3,814 Internet Research Agency-linked accounts, which posted 175,993 tweets through the 2016 presidential campaign.
The social media company also declared that it would contact 677,775 users to inform them that they liked, retweeted or followed Russian-linked reports following a request from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
Twitter said, however, that it would not talk users of the exact content they saw and associated with because it has “already suspended these accounts”.
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