Since broke the social networks in the technological landscape, the channels of communication have been modified. Numerous studies and analyses have demonstrated the effectiveness of these tools to spread a particular message. Therefore, the different political parties, have established strategies to take full advantage of this mode of dissemination.
however, the ambition to reach the largest number of potential voters possible leads, sometimes, to go beyond the limits of the regulations that establish these networks. This Friday has been known a list of the profiles that have been deleted by the administrators of Twitter. Among them, include 259 related accounts with the Popular Party , although this practice is often expanded all over the political spectrum.
"We've eliminated 259 accounts identified by an increase in false that were operated by the Popular Party. These accounts were active for a short period and consisted mainly in fake accounts that were distributing spam or retweets to increase the impact of your message s," reads the statement from Twitter.
"transparency and openness are values deeply rooted in the hearts of Twitter that define and guide our methodology around these disclosures," statement of the social network.
Shortly after, Facebook has issued a press release announcing the elimination of 65 accounts of Facebook, and 35 accounts of Instagram "involved in a behavior inauthentic".
"The individuals behind this activity used fake accounts –many of which had already been disabled by our automated systems– for comment, expand, and disseminate their own content and publications for others ", explained the platform, which adds that "although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found links with individuals associated with the Partido Popular".Updated Date: 21 September 2019, 01:00