Justice Department confirms decision in email but declines to comment further
Company says accounts marked as abusive will be less visible to other users on the service
The social media site said it found no sign that hackers accessed the exposed data, but advised users to change their passwords to be safe.
The Russian language joins Turkish, English, Arabic, French on presidency account
The announcement came just days after a tweet from President Donald Trump hinting at the use of US nuclear weapons sparked criticism that the social network was allowing threats of violence.
Three accounts linked to far-right group offline, including one US President Donald Trump had retweeted videos from
Bahtiyar Duysak, 28, says he did not intend to take down Trump's Twitter account and in fact he admires the US president
Tweet capacity doubled in almost all supported languages
Incident prompts security concerns as company blames outgoing employee
U.S. President's personal account @RealDonaldTrump closed for 11 minutes
Twitter says Russia Today and Sputnik attempted to intervene in last year's US presidential election on behalf of Russia
Company says Russia Today and Sputnik attempted to interfere with US presidential election on behalf of Russian government
Although third quarter results showed ongoing losses and a dip in revenue, the upbeat outlook sparked a pre-market gain of 10.8 percent for Twitter.
Change will initially be available to random sample of users
'If @Twitter executives won’t shut down Trump’s violence and hate, then it's up to us,' says Valerie Plame Wilson
‘We will not forget’ trending as Turkey commemorates first anniversary of defeated coup
Following an early morning Twitter tirade at CNN, NBC and a morning show host he taunted as "dumb as a rock," the president then went on the defensive, touting his electoral accomplishments as justification for his increasingly hostile rhetoric.
Video streamers can collect money from viewers after Twitter takes 30 percent cut
Al Jazeera account, which has around 12 million followers, was briefly suspended early Saturday
Tweet pushing back against Republican Congressman violates 1939 law
Bahrain says "terrorists" had hacked the foreign minister's account