Facebook has been removing fake accounts from its platform after it was discovered that they wer used to interfere with the US elections.
The social network has revealed that it has removed another 512 fake accounts with links to Russia, 471 of these accounts were on Facebook and 41 on Instagram.
Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. The two operations we found originated in Russia, and one was active in a variety of countries while the other was specific to Ukraine. We didn’t find any links between these operations, but they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.
We are constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people. We’re taking down these Pages and accounts 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.
You can find out details about Facebook’s latest attempt to remove fake accounts and also fake news from their platform at the link below.