Cybersecurity

Facebook has deleted accounts from Russia, Iran for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’

A new information regarding Facebook’s rules violations emerged. According to the statement made by Facebook Inc, on Tuesday some accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo were blocked and removed because of ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior.’ Almost 2,700 pages, groups, and accounts were removed from Facebook and Instagram due to the above-mentioned violations.
513 of those accounts were connected to Iran, while 1,907 – to Russia.
The accounts tied to Russia were largely blocked for spam while smaller portion of those were involved in ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, according to the statement. That became the reason for their blocking.
The social media platform has recently been cracking down on such accounts in many countries after coming under critics in the last two years for its self-admitted sluggishness in developing tools to combat extremist content and propaganda activities.
The company had also blocked some accounts tied to Iran earlier in January.

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