CNN The news network is sending an email to its reporters informing them that it’s taking down the accounts of reporters who tweeted about the investigation.
CNN says in a message that the decision was made in the wake of “a surge in the volume of tweets” and “a number of false accounts.”
The news network also says it’s suspending accounts from those who tweeted, or otherwise commented on, stories about the probe.
CNN says it’ll delete accounts from accounts linked to tweets that were not written by CNN employees or that were deemed false.
The decision to remove Twitter accounts follows a series of revelations by The Washington Post about how Twitter’s automated reporting system for stories and tweets was not working properly and that the company was understaffed.
In the days since the Post published its story, the White House has tried to explain that the tweets and posts were “misinformation” and that Twitter’s system was not yet up to snuff.
The White House also said that the President did not authorize the tweets or posts and that his tweets and his comments are not in any way in conflict with his duties as Commander-in-Chief.