Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit - News Summed Up

Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit


One of the pages — "Nation In Distress" — pitched itself as the "first online publication to endorse President Donald J Trump." Founded in 2012, it had amassed more than 3.2 million likes and over 3 million followers, according to a Washington Post review on Thursday. In recent posts and photos, it had criticized journalists for failing to report on Trump's approach to China and shared a link to a story that had called Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) "demented." The page affiliated itself with a website called "America's Freedom Fighters," which appeared to post its own content and duplicate press releases written by others about violent crimes and gun rights — all alongside a sidebar of ads.


Source: Los Angeles Times October 11, 2018 18:19 UTC



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