September 28, 2017 / 9:10 PM / 10 months ago

Twitter 'has significant work to do' in Russia probe - U.S. lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that Twitter Inc has taken “remedial steps” against accounts linked to Russian government actors, but still has work to do.

FILE PHOTO: Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) departs at the conclusion of a closed-door meeting between the House Intelligence Committee and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“We look forward to hearing more from Twitter as we continue to investigate how Russia sought to push disinformation and fake news through the use of bots and false personas to influence the outcome of the election,” Representative Adam Schiff said in a statement after Twitter executives met with the committee.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish

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