Facebook removes Iranian-linked accounts, citing ‘inauthentic behavior’

The social-media giant boots off 51 accounts, 36 pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts.

By JNS.ORG
May 30, 2019 04:22
Facebook removes Iranian-linked accounts, citing ‘inauthentic behavior’

Facebook logo is reflected in glasses in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it removed 51 accounts, 36 pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts linked to Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

The social-media company cited the cybersecurity company FireEye, issuing a report on “inauthentic social-media accounts posing as everyday Americans that were used to promote content from inauthentic news sites.”
In February, Facebook 783 deleted “inauthentic” pages, groups and accounts tied to Iran designed to manipulate users in more than 20 countries, including Israel.


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