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Facebook, Twitter Remove Political Misinformation Accounts Linked to Iran, Russia

Facebook and Twitter announced the removal of hundreds of accounts and pages linked to disinformation campaigns originating in Iran and Russia. Facebook stated that they removed “652 pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple internet services in the Middle East, Latin America, UK and US.” Twitter announced that it has removed 284 accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation” appearing “to have originated in Iran.” These announcements come days after Microsoft shared that it had identified efforts to hack a range of political bodies and thin tanks in the U.S. 

Source: Facebook, Twitter Remove Accounts Linked to Iran, Russia

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