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Turbulent Thailand

Twitter bans 926 accounts linked to Thai military manipulation

Pro-democracy congressman argues soldiers should be prosecuted ahead of big protests

BANGKOK -- Twitter has pointed a finger at Thailand as violating its platform manipulation policies by conducting state-backed information operations.

The internet giant announced the permanent suspension of 926 accounts that it could reliably link to the Royal Thai Army (RTA). "These accounts were engaged in amplifying pro-RTA and pro-government content, as well as engaging in behavior targeting prominent political opposition figures," Twitter wrote on Thursday. The social media giant said it will continue to identify and act against small-scale activity associated with the Thai network.

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