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Knowing that Russia is still actively attacking us via cyberwar:

I have to wonder HOW Twitter's fancy algorithms haven't removed these fake Russian accts that have English names, an embarrassingly obvious pattern, all following the same acct?

The Pattern
1. Names vs profiles
2. How many words can you make out of the phrase “Russian bot”?
Basically, that’s how these bots are formatted.
The Russians took some pictures, first names, & last names, and randomized them. Scrolling the acct reveals the redundancies.

Redundant pics
More redundant pics
2a. Redundant First Names
More redundant first names
And a few more redundant first names
2b. Redundant Last Names
More redundant last names:
And a few more redundant last names:
3. These are old accts with either zero or very few tweets, following, and followers. In other words, the accts may be old, but the bot is NEW.
We know that Russia interfered with 2016 elections—in part—with fake social media accounts. We also know that foreign interference is ongoing.
cnn.com/2019/03/05/pol…
A quick translation from Russian to English and these accounts--in a matter of minutes--are ready to be weaponized.

Twitter was informed of these accts Oct. 2018. They still haven't gotten rid of them.

Congress will have to act in order to defend our electorate.
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