Twitter has finally clamped down on some of the 900 abusive bots that promoted the Guptas‚ talked about white monopoly capital (WMC) and linked to defamatory sites such as WMC leaks. Marketer Andrew Fraser and others such as journalist Stuart Theobald reported these accounts a few months ago. Fraser checked his list of bots and found of the 900 bots‚ 455 were suspended on Sunday. Some of the accounts that had been shut had noticeably fake names such as Khumbu Malan‚ Winzo Benneth‚ Avelo Kopano‚ Jakobo Brits as well as Lineo and Ammy. Fraser said Malan had tweeted very defamatory and abusive content about former Business Day editor and columnist Peter Bruce. Accounts @CountrydutySA‚ called Better than Zapiro‚ @ZAPIRO have also been shut down.

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