Twitter said Wednesday that its intervention against Russian state media has successfully limited the reach of that content, reducing it to 30% on the platform.
The announcement follows Twitter’s effort late last month to block users’ sharing of Russian state media content. At the time, Twitter said users were sharing links to Russian state outlets more than 45,000 times a day, surpassing the number of shares on Twitter by actual Russian state media accounts.
The company did not immediately respond to questions on Thursday about how widely Russian state media content can now be viewed on the platform.
Twitter began applying warning labels to all links that lead to Russian state media websites on February 28, and it began deprecating that content as algorithmic. So far, 61,000 tweets have been labeled under the change, the company said. a blog post Wednesday.
Twitter also said On Wednesday it began labeling Ukrainian and Belarusian government accounts as being government-run.
Twitter has removed more than 75,000 accounts since the attack for platform manipulation and unsubstantiated behavior, the company added, as well as 50,000 pieces of misleading material about the war, such as videos falsely purported to show the Ukraine conflict. . Twitter did not immediately respond to questions about how much deceptive content could remain on its platform that has not been removed.
It is unclear whether all 75,000 accounts that were removed were sharing content related to Ukraine, but Twitter said it did not detect any specific government-coordinated influence operations among them.