On eve of United States elections, Facebook pulls down 115 "inauthentic" accounts
07 November, 2018, 02:31 | Author: Myra Gill
Almost all of the blockedFacebook pages appeared to be written in French or Russian, although the Instagram accounts were mostly in English, the company said, noting that some of the Instagram accounts focused on celebrities and political debate.
She said Russian "trolls", or provocateurs, were likely stoking sentiments on both ends of the USA political spectrum "but that the network we now have identified is targeting the far right of American political discourse".
The social network said it had been contacted by United States law enforcement on Sunday evening, alerting it to online activity which may be linked to foreign entities.
The Instagram accounts were mostly in English, with some "focused on celebrities, others political debate".
Russian Federation is accused of propaganda campaign in favour of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential vote.
Social media companies say they are now more vigilant against foreign and other potential election interference after finding themselves unprepared to tackle such activity in the USA presidential election two years ago.
Facebook has taken down a network of Facebook pages and Instagram accounts just hours before polls open on election day.
A study published last week found that misinformation on social media was spreading at a greater rate than during the run-up to the 2016 presidential vote, which Russian Federation is accused of manipulating through a vast propaganda campaign in favor of Donald Trump, the eventual victor.
Twitter said Saturday it deleted a "series of accounts" that attempted to share disinformation without giving a number.
The company reportedly blocked 30 accounts on Facebook and another 85 on Instagram.
Major online social platforms have been under intense pressure to avoid being used by "bad actors" out to sway outcomes by publishing misinformation and enraging voters.
Gleicher said the company will provide an update once it learns more, "including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities". Tim was among a group of journalists the company invited to tour the "war room" Facebook has established at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Facebook didn't always take the risk of election interference seriously, however.
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