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Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Iran that lured over 1 million followers

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By ITN News Editor October 27, 2018 15:48

Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Iran that lured over 1 million followers

Facebook said it had deleted more accounts originating in Iran that attracted more than 1 million U.S. and British followers its latest effort to combat disinformation activity on its platform.The social media company removed 82 pages, groups and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that represented themselves as being from American or British citizens, then posted on “politically charged” topics such as race relations, opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump and immigration, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post.In total, the removed accounts attracted more than 1 million followers. The Iran-linked posts were amplified through less than 88 Euros in advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 27, 2018 15:48
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