Published On: Thu, Oct 11th, 2018

Facebook Purges 800 Accounts Linked To Political Scams And Disinformation

Facebook, 800 accounts deleted

After Facebook has discovered that there are many U.S. citizens creating misleading accounts and pages to promote shocking political news for monetary gain. As a result of this, more than 800 Facebook accounts have been closed down.

According to Bloomberg, Facebook has removed 559 pages and 251 accounts that are “coordinating the spread of misinformation and spam in the U.S.” Many of these accounts have reportedly originated in the U.S. The Daily Mail also states that some of these accounts were for “ad farms” and that the Facebook account closures were linked to the upcoming U.S. elections in November.

Facebook issued a statement via their blog in relation to the closures.

“The people behind the activity also post the same clickbait posts in dozens of Facebook Groups, often hundreds of times in a short period, to drum up traffic for their websites,” the statement read.

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Facebook Purges 800 Accounts Linked To Political Scams And Disinformation