Twitter Says Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 470,000 Times

Donald Trump locked up the crucial Russian-bot bloc during the 2016 election, Twitter told Congress:

The automated accounts retweeted the Republican candidate’s @realDonaldTrump posts almost 470,000 times, accounting for just more than 4 percent of the re-tweets he received from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15, 2016. Hillary Clinton’s account got less than 50,000 retweets by the Russian-linked automated accounts during the same period of time, the company said in documents posted Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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