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Facebook removes fake accounts from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras

Facebook has purged 294 accounts, 1,509 pages and 32 groups from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras from its platform, the social media giant announced last week. The deleted resources, which had over 274,000 total followers, had been engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” such as misinformation campaigns and cyber scams.

The deleted accounts and pages from Russia and Ukraine had been used as part of a pro-Russian propaganda campaign in the period leading up to a recent election in Ukraine. These resources were all removed before the election.

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