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Facebook deletes hundreds of accounts of Russian troll factory

The deleted accounts were mostly in the Russian language and the majority of them had the slight political nature
09:30, 4 April 2018

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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook claimed that the company deleted the hundreds of the accounts controlled by the Russian Internet Research Agency known as 'troll factory' as Reuters reported.

'It is clear from the evidence that we’ve collected that those organizations are controlled and operated by the Internet Research Agency', Zuckerberg said.

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He added that the agency deceived and manipulated people all over the world so he does not want the presence of it in the social network in any format.

It is noted that the deleted accounts were mostly in the Russian language and the majority of them had the slight political nature.

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Earlier in the framework of the investigation of Russia meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, the U.S. has accused 13 Russian citizens. The statement accuses Internet Research Agency also known as Russian 'troll factory'.

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