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Information Operations in Turkey: Manufacturing Resilience with Free Twitter Accounts

  title={Information Operations in Turkey: Manufacturing Resilience with Free Twitter Accounts},
  author={Maya Merhi and Sarah Michele Rajtmajer and Dongwon Lee},
Following the 2016 US elections Twitter launched their Infor- mation Operations (IO) hub where they archive account activity connected to state linked information operations. In June 2020, Twitter took down and released a set of accounts linked to Turkey’s ruling political party (AKP). We investigate these accounts in the aftermath of the takedown to explore whether AKP-linked operations are ongoing and to understand the strategies they use to remain resilient to disruption. We collect live… 

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