Facebook has been dealing with Fake news on its platform for some time and now the company has announced that it has removed more that 800 accounts and pages that were spamming people with political messages.
The social network has been trying for some time to sort these types of accounts out on its platform after it was discovered that the platform was used to spread fake news and miss information during the US election.
Today, we’re removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior. Given the activity we’ve seen — and its timing ahead of the US midterm elections — we wanted to give some details about the types of behavior that led to this action. Many were using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of content across a network of Groups and Pages to drive traffic to their websites. Many used the same techniques to make their content appear more popular on Facebook than it really was. Others were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate.
You can find out more details about Facebook’s latest attempt to clean up its social network over at their website at the link below.
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