Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 7 October 2020

Pro-Israel lobby AIPAC frets over US elections after Israel-owned Twitter bans 130 alleged ‘Iranian accounts’

AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington, is raising concerns that Iranian leader Ali Khamenei is trying to influence US elections after Twitter banned about 130 accounts that allegedly originated in Iran.

Twitter said that based on intel provided by the FBI, it removed accounts that “appeared to originate in Iran.” The accounts “were attempting to disrupt the public conversation” during last week’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

“We identified these accounts quickly, removed them from Twitter and shared full details with our peers,” the social media platform said. Twitter added that the accounts had “extremely low engagement” and didn’t have an impact on “the public conversation.”“Our capacity and speed continue to grow, and we’ll remain vigilant.”

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