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Weekly News Digest

October 23, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Twitter Makes 'Bad-Faith Actor' Accounts Available for Research

Twitter announced that it is “releasing all the accounts and related content associated with potential information operations that we have found on our service since 2016. We had previously disclosed these activities, but are now releasing substantially more information about them to enable independent academic research and investigation.” This effort is part of Twitter’s goal to provide regular updates on attempts by foreign entities to interfere with political conversations on its platform. The datasets it is releasing are composed of more than 4,600 accounts and more than 10 million tweets.  

“For our part,” Twitter says, “we are committed to understanding how bad-faith actors use our services. We will continue to proactively combat nefarious attempts to undermine the integrity of Twitter, while partnering with civil society, government, our industry peers, and researchers to improve our collective understanding of coordinated attempts to interfere in the public conversation.”

For more information, read the blog post.

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