Facebook Boots Hundreds of Iran-Linked Accounts For Spreading Misinformation

From zdnet.com

Facebook is continuing to crack down on misinformation, political meddling, and “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its platform.

Facebook has booted hundreds of Iran-linked pages, groups and accounts from its social media platform that it claimed were promoting misinformation.

According to Facebook, it removed 783 pages, groups and accounts that engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that were misleading users about who they are and what they are doing.

The pages, some of which had 2 million followers, repurposed Iranian state media’s reporting on topics such as the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and the role of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Russia, Facebook said.

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