Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Aimed at US Election Interference

Facebook revealed this week that is has identified and shut down accounts which may be used in a campaign that seeks to disrupt the mid-term US elections which will be held this November.

Facebook said that they found 17 suspicious Facebook profiles which had published around 9500 posts, and 7 Instagram accounts, one of which posted only only a single piece of content. Some of the popular ones that got banned were Aztlan Warriors, Black Elevation, Mindful Being, and Resisters.

The social network, however, said that they could not ascertain who was responsible for the pages as the bad actors had taken great efforts to cover their tracks, such as using VPNs and third-parties to run ads for them.


Source: BBC

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