Twitter Suspends Fake Accounts That Claim to Be Black Trump Supporters This group of fake accounts received 265,000 retweets or Twitter mentions.

By Entrepreneur Staff

entrepreneur daily
Busakorn Pongparnit | Getty Images

The Washington Post reports that Twitter has suspended more than two dozen fake accounts pretending to be Black supporters of President Donald Trump.

Many of these fake accounts posted identical phrases such as: "YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!"

Related: 81 Percent Of U.S. Adults Do Not Regularly Use Twitter

Clemson University social media researcher Darren Linvill says that this network of fake accounts has gotten more than 265,000 retweets or other interactions on Twitter since last weekend.

The Washington Post reports that Linvill saw evidence of foreign influence, with "a few traces of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet appearing in online records of the accounts."

A Twitter spokesperson told CNBC: "Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter Rules if Tweets are found to be in violation. Presently, we've taken action on some Tweets and accounts for violations of our policies on platform manipulation and spam."

Related: How to Manage (and Monitor) Your Reputation on Social Media


Entrepreneur Staff

Entrepreneur Staff

Editor

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick

Related Topics

Starting a Business

The Waitlist for This Sushi Spot Numbers in the Hundreds. Here's the Secret Ingredient of Its Success.

Royal Izakaya's Jesse Ito discusses the power of apprenticeship, following in his father's footsteps, and creating a unique restaurant vibe.

Franchise

The Top 15 Low-Cost Franchises for Under $25,000 in 2024

Looking for an inexpensive franchise to open? Explore the best franchises under $25k, according to the 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking.

Side Hustle

20 Side Hustle Ideas for Summer 2024: Part Two

Here are 10 more side hustle ideas that will get you ready to make extra income this summer.

Taxes

Free Webinar | March 13: Last Minute Tax Strategies That Can Save You Thousands

Don't miss this golden opportunity to save thousands before you file! Sign up for our webinar on March 13th as our experts, Mark J. Kohler and Mat Sorensen, help you keep more money in your pocket.