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Facebook accuses Nicaraguan government of running hundreds of fake accounts to target opposition
Nicaragua's government has, for years, weaponized Facebook to try to discredit student protesters and boost official narratives, the company says.
Facebook says it will step up efforts to stop coordinated campaigns that cause harm
The new policies directly build on Facebook's security work cracking down on inauthentic coordinated behavior.
With an eye on election interference, Facebook scrubs networks of phony Russian accounts
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
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
The action follows an independent BuzzFeed investigation.
Latest Facebook shutdown involves hundreds of accounts misleading users in Ukraine, Iraq
The unrelated efforts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East are the latest examples of how the social media giant's reach is exploited.