Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation
Helped by a tip from US law enforcement, Facebook has shut down two massive Russian disinformation campaigns comprising hundreds of Facebook groups and pages as well as Facebook and Instagram accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers. One of the campaigns focused on Ukraine, whereas the other targeted countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.
Facebook has stated that the campaigns were take down “based on their behavior, not the content they post. In these cases, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action.”