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Facebook: Removes accounts published for US elections

Facebook deleted one network fake accounts that published information about elections of USA this year.

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Facebook: Removes accounts published for US elections

According to information revealed by the social media on Tuesday, these accounts belong to Chinese users.

Facebook has detected fake accounts from China and in the past, but this is the first time he has found Chinese accounts publishing reports on US policy, and as a result he has abolished them. The company analyzed its research in detail in a report, in which it identified two separate networks that were coordinated with each other.

One network originated in China and consists of more than 155 accounts with at least 133.000 followers and a team of 61.000 users.

Although Facebook states that the group "focused most of its activity"In Southeast Asia, some of the accounts also published US policy"and took a stand for and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and Donald Trump. "

The accounts focused on their elections USA they did not have enough followers but the removals were quite significant, and the company chose to disclose the move before its monthly report on coordinated "non-authentic" behavior.

Facebook: Removes accounts published for US elections

The second network is linked to the Philippine army and police, according to Facebook. He had 276.000 followers on Facebook and 5.500 on Instagram and published mainly on domestic politics in the Philippines and the military, according to Engadget.

The news of the abolitions comes as Facebook continues to strengthen its policies ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Social media and other platforms have met with government officials to discuss election security, and there are also "chaotic" scenarios. consequences after the elections.

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