Facebook blocks 115 accounts for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

Facebook blocks 115 accounts for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'
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Facebook has taken action against a number of Facebook and Instagram accounts which appear to be spreading fake news days ahead of the midterm U.S. elections. 

In a blog post published Monday, the company said it blocked a total of 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts which "may be engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior."

Facebook defines this term as follows: "This is when people or organizations create networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are, or what they’re doing." 

It was the U.S. law enforcement that warned Facebook about these accounts. According to Facebook, all of the Pages associated with the accounts are in French or Russian, while the Instagram accounts have been "mostly" in English. The accounts focused on celebrities or political debate.  Read more...

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