Facebook Removed 82 Iranian Pages, Groups, Accounts Posing as US or UK citizens

Facebook announced the removal of 82 Iranian-connected pages, groups, and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior targeting US and UK citizens on both Facebook and Instagram.

This is not the first time Facebook removed Pages, groups, and accounts detected as being controlled by Iranian nationals posing as other entities, since 652 of them were also removed on August 21.

In the case of the 82 accounts disabled today, Facebook concluded that they were misrepresenting themselves as US and UK citizens posting content related to opposition to the President, race relations, and immigration to influence the public's opinion on a variety of subjects.

Moreover, as Facebook also stated in their press release, the accounts removed today were somewhat overlapping with some of the Pages, gr... (read more)

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