Facebook Removes More Than 100 Accounts Right Before US Midterms

30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram profiles have been removed by Facebook following suspicions of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" according to Facebook's Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher.

"On Sunday evening, US law enforcement contacted us about online activity that they recently discovered and which they believe may be linked to foreign entities," said Gleicher.

All the misbehaving accounts that were immediately disabled and are currently being investigated in more detail.

Moreover, according to Gleicher "Almost all the Facebook Pages associated with these accounts appear to be in the French or Russian languages, while the Instagram accounts seem to have mostly been in English — some were focused on celebrities, others political debate."

The announcement was made even though Facebook did not have any other information regarding the removed accounts' actions as a move to let ... (read more)

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