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Twitter is strengthening the security of the accounts of high-ranking politicians, campaigners, and journalists as an important preventive step ahead of the US presidential election.

Twitter plans to implement more sophisticated systems to detect suspicious activity and strengthen security to prevent hackers from gaining access to accounts.

 Implementing these security measures is a critical preventive step, the company said in a statement.

Twitter claims to be focused on keeping Twitter accounts safe and secure during the 2020 US election.

Accounts targeted by enhanced security include federal and state politicians, political parties, candidates, presidential campaigns, and the journalists who cover them.

Such accounts will be required to use strong passwords, and Twitter will enable a setting that requires confirmation via email or phone number to reset passwords.

Twitter has also encouraged users to use two-factor authentication, which requires back-up verification, such as a confirmation code sent by a text message, when logging in.

According to the company, in July, hackers hijacked dozens of famous people's Twitter accounts.

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