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Facebook ends nine misleading online campaigns

Facebook ends nine misleading online campaigns

San Francisco: Facebook said on Thursday that because marketers used fake accounts to influence public opinion, it removed nine misleading online activities. According to a leading social networking site, these campaigns targeted posts or comments from residents of Azerbaijan, the Central African Republic, Mexico, Palestine, Peru, and Ukraine.

Facebook’s head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a briefing: “All of the organizations targeted primarily or exclusively audiences in their own countries.” Ukraine is an interesting example. This is the main source of coordinated misconduct activities that have been removed from the platform in recent years. Facebook interrupted two separate campaigns in the country with fake accounts.

According to the FBI’s prompt, one of the campaigns was discovered and related to Ukrainians. According to Grecher, Ukrainians were sanctioned by the Ministry of Finance, hoping to influence the presidential election through another campaign. In fact, this is another campaign launched in Ukraine to promote anti-Russian content,” said Ben Nimmo, head of Facebook, the global threat intelligence agency. Ukraine’s business has elevated the positions of various politicians and political parties. , Claiming that they are the work of a contract advertising or marketing company. According to Nemo. Nemo said: “Think of these operations as would-be influence mercenaries, renting out support,“.

According to Gleicher, Ukraine has become a “hot spot” for the false Internet movement. According to Facebook managers, when Facebook took action on fake accounts, criminals were trying to use direct messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram. According to Gleicher, there has been a steady trend of “attackers” trying to directly contact people through messaging platforms on Facebook and other platforms in the past year. He said: “Despite this change, they were still caught.” According to the California company, in April 1656 Facebook accounts and 141 Instagram accounts were deleted due to violations of coordinated wrongdoing rules.

Facebook ends nine misleading online campaigns

credit: The News

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According to the FBI’s prompt, one of the campaigns was discovered and related to Ukrainians. According to the California company, in April 1656 Facebook accounts and 141 Instagram accounts were deleted due to violations of coordinated wrongdoing rules.

 

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