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Midterms Security Watch: Facebook shuts down more than 100 pages after being notified by US authorities

“The social-media network Facebook says that it has taken down more than 100 pages that ‘may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior’ after first being notified by U.S. law enforcement just hours before voting beings. Facebook has identified and blocked around 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts, the company said in a statement late Monday night. Most of the Instagram accounts were focused on celebrities and political debate, according to the social-media company. ‘Given that we are only one day away from important elections in the US, we wanted to let people know about the action we’ve taken and the facts as we know them today,’ Facebook said in a statement. ‘Once we know more — including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities — we will update this post.’ Facebook’s action come after the company has taken down hundreds of pages that originated in Iran and Russia that have focused on spreading disinformation.”

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