Twitter Handed Over ‘Handles’ of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts


Twitter has handed over the profile names, or “handles,” of 201 accounts to Senate investigators. These accounts were said to be linked to Russian attempts at influencing the presidential election that was held last year. The company has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with investigators after it was criticized for not taking congressional probes seriously.

According to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly about it, the handover of the said account happened this week.What remains unclear is whether posts associated with those accounts have been deleted from Twitter’s servers. Politico reported on Friday that the company had deleted the tweets in line with its privacy policy. Twitter had no comment on that report.

However, what remains to be unclear is whether the posts that were associated with the said accounts have been deleted from the servers of Twitter.

On Friday, Politico reported that in line with its privacy policy, the company had deleted the tweets. Twitter had no comment regarding the report.

Twitter is scheduled to appear November 1 before the Senate intelligence committee. Google and Facebook have also been invited to testify regarding the matter.