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Facebook Takes Down Hundreds Of Political Pages Over Helping Spread Misinformation

Added: 12.10.2018 2:47 | 17 views | 0 comments

With just a few weeks to go before the midterm elections in the United States, Facebook announced on Thursday it removed 559 politically oriented pages and 251 accounts over "spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to The Guardian. Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher and product manager Oscar Rodriguez wrote a blog post to describe how the pages were removed after violating the network's term of service, not due to their political ideals which included both liberal and conservative accounts. “Many were using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of content across a network of Groups and Pages to drive traffic to...

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