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New York (CNN Business) — Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between a Native American elder and a group of high school students wearing Make America Great Again hats.
The account claimed to belong to a California schoolteacher. Its profile photo was not of a schoolteacher, but of a blogger based in Brazil, CNN Business found. Twitter suspended the account soon after CNN Business asked about it.
The article goes on to state the following:
The account, with the username @2020fight, was set up in December 2016 and appeared to be the tweets of a woman named Talia living in California. “Teacher & Advocate. Fighting for 2020,” its Twitter bio read. Since the beginning of this year, the account had tweeted on average 130 times a day and had more than 40,000 followers.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 22, 2019
NEW: An account that played a pivotal role in making the encounter between a Native American and #MAGA teens go viral on Saturday has been suspended by Twitter after questions from CNN.
The account claimed to be a schoolteacher in California but…..https://t.co/mwwryaYYsH
— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) January 22, 2019
So the entire MAGA hat vs. American Indian thing was an astroturf “viral” hoax. Everyone just got played. https://t.co/draaUZ18X8
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 22, 2019
wow: “Molly McKew, an information warfare researcher who saw the tweet and shared it herself on Saturday, later realized that a network of anonymous accounts were working to amplify the video.” https://t.co/5Z9dbdCdAY
— Braden Goyette (@bcgoyette) January 22, 2019
Credit where it’s due on a good CNN piece that sheds light on how shady figures overseas used social media to create divisiveness here at home.
This goofy business happens every day and still people get snookered by it. https://t.co/CIbMi2INbj
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) January 22, 2019
The account claimed to belong to a California schoolteacher. Its profile photo was not of a schoolteacher, but of a blogger based in Brazil, CNN Business found. https://t.co/y2kJIZczmj
— WPMT FOX43 (@fox43) January 22, 2019
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