Twitter Suspends Fake Election Commission Accounts

The fake accounts had a huge following with one of them having 4,751 followers.

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Twitter Suspends Fake Election Commission Accounts

The Election Commission does not have its own Twitter account. (File)


New Delhi: 

Twitter today suspended two fake accounts running in the name of the Election Commission (EC) of India after the poll panel reported them.

The fake accounts had a huge following with one of them having 4,751 followers. The account used the EC logo as well as the Twitter handle @ElectionComm. Another account used @DalitFederation as its handle.

The EC does not have its own Twitter account.

"These were fake accounts running in the name of EC and were misleading the public. The media division of the EC asked Twitter to take decisive action against them," an EC official said.

"Although there were no tweets from these accounts, they had a large following," the official added.



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