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Facebook deletes some 100 pages with Russian propaganda

In total, 62 accounts, 10 pages, 25 groups were deleted
10:05, 7 May 2019

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Facebook Administration deleted 97 Russia-controlled accounts, pages, and groups which focused on Ukraine and distributed misleading information, as Facebook blog reported.

“In each of these cases, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action. We had already disabled many accounts run by the people behind this operation for various violations, including impersonation, and some of the activity we found was linked to accounts we removed in prior enforcement actions,” the message reads.  

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62 accounts, 10 pages, 25 groups were deleted. Some of the accounts had 34,000 followers. One of propaganda group had 86,000 readers.

“They frequently posted about local and political news including topics like the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Russian politics, political news in Europe, politics in Ukraine and the Syrian civil war,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, wrote.

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Facebook administration passed this information to the respective law enforcement agencies, politicians and partners.

Earlier it was reported that Facebook deleted around 800 pages related to Iran.

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