Twitter said it has notified 1.4 million people in the U.S.about their ‘interactions’ with accounts said to be linked to the Russian government during 2016 presidential campaign.
That’s more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had seen, followed or retweeted one of these accounts earlier this month.
“We have expanded the number of people notified about interactions with Twitter accounts potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency,”– Twitter said in a press release.
The company has also notified people who opted out of Twitter emails and might have missed an initial notice.
“Our goal in providing these notifications is to advance public awareness of and engagement with the important issues raised in our blog post, and provide greater transparency to our account holders and the public.”
Twitter is also working hard to find more troll accounts related to 2016 elections.
“As our review continues, we may also email additional users,” Twitter said.
“If and when we do so, we will do our best to keep the public updated.”
Twitter will also send a short survey to a small group of people who received the notification to gain feedback in this process.
Both Twitter and Facebook have faced heavy scrutiny for the role that fake news and propaganda on their sites played during the 2016 presidential campaign, and both have promised to take steps to combat manipulation and misinformation.