Twitter says it found 201 accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook

Jack Dorsey AP ImagesTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter informed US congressional investigators on Thursday that it had found 201 fake accounts linked to the same Russian activity previously disclosed by Facebook.

The company disclosed the existence of the accounts in a blog post just hours after it met with the committee responsible for investigating Russian interference with US elections.

Twitter said that all of the disclosed accounts linked Russia have been suspended and that none of them were registered as advertisers on its platform. Facebook recently disclosed that Russian agents purchased roughly $US100,000 worth of ads intended to spread divisive messages around the 2016 presidential election.

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