Sep 18, 2020

Twitter beefs up security for US election candidates

Twitter has automatically activated extra account protection for politicians and key figures in the forthcoming US election. A select group of election-related accounts will have to make immediate changes to improve their security. The June hack saw some of the world's most notable celebrities - such as Bill Gates, Joe Biden and Kanye West - have their accounts seized by the attacker to tweet an apparently simple Bitcoin scam. It later emerged that this was because the president's account had extra security protections in place internally. The change comes at a time when Twitter is locked in a battle against electoral misinformation on the platform - one that has put it at odds with President Trump.

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