Twitter has suspended a number of fake accounts used to defame the case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, TechSpot reported on Friday.
“Twitter has suspended a number of bot accounts that were tweeting pro-Saudi messages in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance,” TechSpot wrote. It added: “Many of the tweets contained hashtags supporting Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and asked people to question reports over the incident”.
TechSpot explained that NBC News had “presented the site with a spreadsheet compiled by IT professional Josh Russell that showed hundreds of accounts tweeting and re-tweeting the same pro-Saudi government posts at the same time”.
“Many used the hashtag #We_all_trust_Mohammad_Bin_Salman, along with another that translated as “unfollow enemies of the nation”, the website added.