Facebook Deletes 800 Accounts Due to Fake News, Political Spam

Facebook said this week that it has removed 559 pages and 251 accounts which have been linked to “inauthentic” activities involving disinformation, political spam.


In a blog post, Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher and product manager Oscar Rodriguez said that such networks use sensational political content for audience building and traffic, and the firm has removed them not because of their political views, but rather for exhibiting inauthentic behavior.


Facebook did not reveal where the removed accounts originated from, but earlier this year it had removed accounts tied to social media influence campaigns from Russia and Iran.


Source: ZDnet

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