Facebook removes hundreds of US political pages for 'inauthentic activity' - News Summed Up

Facebook removes hundreds of US political pages for 'inauthentic activity'


The pages removed span the political spectrum. “Many used the same techniques to make their content appear more popular on Facebook than it really was. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the pages were among those removed, but said it would not release a complete list. The news comes on the heels of another, apparently unrelated crackdown on the Russian database provider SocialDataHub for allegedly scraping personal information from Facebook accounts. He said his company only obtained information from Russian Facebook accounts, which he said was legal under Russian law.


Source: The Guardian October 11, 2018 21:46 UTC



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