Facebook Removes Over 600 Russian and Iranian Pages

Facebook revealed this week that it has removed a total of 652 pages with content originating from Russia and Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior”, targeted users in the Middle East, Latin America, the UK and the US.

The social network said that cybersecurity firm FireEye alerted it about a network of pages and accounts called Liberty Front Press which they found to be connected to Iranian State Media.

The pages had apparently created networks of accounts meant to mislead others about their identity and activity. However, Facebook says it has failed to identify a link or coordinated efforts between the efforts from the two countries.

Source: CNBC

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