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Facebook has Removed Over 2,600 Phony Profiles and Sham Pages from Its Platform

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Another sweeping fake Facebook account take-down removes thousands of fraudulent individuals profiles and pages from the network…

Facebook continues its ongoing war about shady profiles and pages. Now, the company has announced yet another sweep across its platform to rid it of phonies.

And, yet again, Facebook cites “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on both its flagship network, along with subsidiary, Instagram.

Fake Facebook Account Take-Down Deletes 2,632 Bogus Profiles and Pages

The social network states the perpetrators were linked to four countries: Russia, Iran, Macedonia, and Kosovo.

“…we removed 2,632 Pages, Groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. The operations we found were connected to Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo. We didn’t find any links between these sets of activities, but they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.”

Most hailed from Russia, accounting for 1,907 profiles posting spam and regional political topics. Another 512 Iranian accounts, groups and pages were also among the crackdown, promoting state media.

Additionally, the remaining 212 accounts from Macedonia and Kosovo falsely represented “political communities” in Australia, the UK, and the US.

To read the full blog post detailing its actions, click here.

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