Facebook removed dozens of accounts and Pages originating in Russia and Iran, the social media giant announced on Wednesday morning.
The accounts and Pages were engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a government or foreign actor,” Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher wrote in a blog post.
In the case of the Russian accounts and Pages that were banned, Facebook found digital footprints tracing back to Russian military intelligence services.
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Facebook has removed dozens of accounts it said were engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a government or foreign actor,” the company revealed on Wednesday morning.
Those accounts primarily originated in Russia, Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher said, where the focus was on propaganda efforts in Ukraine.
“The Page admins and account owners typically posted content in Russian, English and Ukrainian about local and political news including public figures in Ukraine,…