Facebook takes down accounts based in Iran and Russia

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Facebook takes down accounts based in Iran and Russia

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it's removing accounts based in Iran that targeted users in the United States. 

In the official statement posted by Nathaniel Gleicher on Wednesday, Facebook's head of security policy, the company outlined the "three unconnected networks of accounts, Pages and Groups" they removed for violating the platform's policy for "coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a government or foreign actor" across both Facebook and Instagram. 

  • Removed six Facebook accounts and five Instagram accounts as part of an operation out of Iran that focused mainly on the U.S.

  • Removed 78 Facebook accounts, 11 Pages, 29 Groups, and four Instagram accounts as part of an operation out of Russia that primarily targeted Ukraine and its neighboring countries

  • Removed 13 Facebook accounts and 10 Pages as part of an operation out of Myanmar and Vietnam that targeted audiences in Myanmar Read more...

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