Facebook actively removes fake accounts
The pages were used to sow discord in discussions of public issues such as race and civil rights.
Social networks Facebook and Twitter have deleted about 300 accounts and pages related to Russia's attempts to influence users from the United States. They reported this on Thursday, March 12.
It is noted that the accounts were managed from Ghana and Nigeria. Facebook deleted 49 accounts, 69 pages, and 85 Instagram accounts for suspicious activity. The company connects them with the Russian Internet Research Agency.
вЂњAccounts often posted news about the United States and tried to expand their audience by focusing on the following topics: the history of the black population in the United States, representatives of this population, fashion, celebrity gossip, news and events related to famous Americans, and the problems of the LGBT communityвЂќ, вЂ” the message says the social network.
It is noted that the activity of the accounts was not directed to the elections in the United States, вЂњdid not promote and denigrate presidential candidates.вЂќ
Also, the removal of 71 accounts said Twitter. According to him, the pages were used in order вЂњto sow discord through participation in the discussion of public issues such as race and civil rights.вЂќ
It was also reported that Facebook deleted 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September 2019.