Meta, Twitter remove social media accounts linked to pro-western themes
two social media giants are going after accounts for pushing pro-western themes.
meta and twitter removed accounts for violating terms of service around manipulation and inauthentic behavior.
the accounts reportedly pushed their messaging toward middle eastern and central asian audiences.
while these campaigns are not new- rarely are pro-west accounts the ones behind them.
typically — the campaigns have aimed at undermining democracy and boosting authoritarian governments.
most campaigns have been linked to russia, china and iran.
the posts and tweets in question highlighted china’s treatment of its uyghur muslim population and criticized russia for the war in ukraine and its links to the taliban.
the posts and tweets got limited engagement- and only 19 percent of the accounts had more than a thousand followers.