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Facebook has reportedly removed over 2,600 pages, groups, and accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” in attempts to fight fake news on the platform.
Business Insider reports that social media giant Facebook has removed 2,632 pages, groups, and accounts from their platform in an attempt to fight fake news on the platform. Three distinct operations originating in Russia, Iran, Kosovo, and Macedonia were identified by Facebook with the Russian operation being the largest. The Iranian and Kosovan-Macedonian operations reportedly spent a total of $20,800 combined on Facebook ads since 2013.
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The Russian operation on the platform ran a total of 1,907 pages, groups, and accounts producing spam although some Russian-operated pages produced content relating to Ukraine. Much of the content produced echoed regular spam messages seen across social media, one post reads: “Urgent! We are looking for candidates for the role of...
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