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In an interesting twist, @TwitterSafety's latest takedown announcement was greeted with a barrage of replies and quote tweets containing the hashtag #ArmenianGovernmentTrolls (and frequently no other text).

cc: @ZellaQuixote
We downloaded tweets (excluding retweets) containing #ArmenianGovernmentTrolls, yielding 310 tweets from 204 accounts. The hashtag appears to have been started today by @FasliNabiyev shortly after @TwitterSafety's announcement.
The accounts tweeting #ArmenianGovernmentTrolls are disproportionately new accounts, with more than half of them having been created in July 2020 or later. 184 of 204 are accounts that previously spammed another hashtag we studied, #DontBelieveArmenia.
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Informative thread deciphering Armenian lies: There were no Armenian settlements in this region until Armenian Catholicism was transferred from Cilicia to the South Caucasus – Echmiadzin in 1441.

#KarabakhisAzerbaijan #DontBelieveArmenia
One of the four beylerbeyliks created in the first half of the XVI century in the territory of Azerbaijan by the Safavids state was Karabakh beylerbeylik with its center being Ganja.

#KarabakhisAzerbaijan #DontBelieveArmenia
Panahali bey established the Karabakh khanate in 1748. The khanate's population was mainly Turkic Javanshir, Bayat, Ziyadoglus, Twenty-Fours, the Thirties, Kabirli, Kolan and Baharli tribes.
#KarabakhisAzerbaijan #DontBelieveArmenia
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#DontBelieveArmenia trended this morning (October 6th, 2020). We took a gander at the tweets and accounts involved.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
The first recent #DontBelieveArmenia tweet (sporadic earlier occurrences exist) was sent yesterday (Oct 5 2020) by @CoronaMan19, an account created in March 2020 with 21 tweets and 1 follower. It spiked early this morning (Oct 6 2020), frequently exceeding 200 tweets per minute.
Although the accounts involved in the #DontBelieveArmenia trend aren't provably automated (based on apps/24 hour activity), the content is incredibly repetitive. The repeated tweets include spam directed at @iamcardib, as noted earlier by @josh_emerson.
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