Twitter Publishes Data Linked to Operatives Based in Russia, Iran

Twitter Inc. has published data sets comprising millions of tweets, images and videos and thousands of accounts linked to operatives based in Russia and Iran, who have sought to use the platform for nefarious purposes. The social media company has previously disclosed the activities, going back to 2016, but said in a blog post that it was opening up the data to the public to encourage independent analysis by researchers, academics and journalists.