Tags coordinated inauthentic behavior

With an eye on election interference, Facebook scrubs networks of phony Russian accounts

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

It’s the latest in a series of scrubs Facebook has made for foreign influence operations heading into the U.S. presidential election.

Accounts focused on African politics are linked to a Russian tycoon, Facebook says

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Putin ally, has been focused on raising the Kremlin’s profile in Africa.

UAE, Egypt, Nigeria cited as sources of latest information operations blocked by Facebook

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

The action follows an independent BuzzFeed investigation.

Latest Facebook shutdown involves hundreds of accounts misleading users in Ukraine, Iraq

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

The unrelated efforts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East are the latest examples of how the social media giant's reach is exploited.

Twitter, Facebook scrub coordinated activity targeting Hong Kong demonstrations

by Jeff Stone • 1 year ago

Twitter also announced it would no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media.

Facebook shuts down ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’ from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

“We’re taking down these pages, groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy said.

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