The NHL is looking to crack down on “malicious” tweets in a bid to crack up on “misinformation.”
“We’ve seen a lot of tweets in the past year that were obviously malicious,” league spokesperson Ryan Costello told CBC News on Thursday.
“They were designed to try and disrupt and misinform and create confusion about the league.”
Costello said the league was not aware of any “malware” in the tweets.
In the past, the league has targeted Twitter accounts that posted misleading and offensive content, such as those calling for the end of the NHL and the expansion of the Canadian Football League.
But that has come under fire from hockey fans, who argue that the league is taking a “tactical” approach.