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More than 800 pages, accounts purged: Facebook


The social network said these accounts spread “sensational political content” designed to drive people to ad-laden websites outside Facebook. (Image: Reuters)Facebook said it has purged more than 800 US pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the US midterm elections. The banned accounts and Facebook sites exhibited “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” such as working together to make the pages appear more popular than they actually are. The social network said these accounts spread “sensational political content” designed to drive people to ad-laden websites outside Facebook. Pages Facebook removed fell on both sides on the political spectrum, Facebook said, although it declined to say if there were more on the right or the left.


Source: Indian Express October 12, 2018 02:26 UTC



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