Aug 22, 2018

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns

Facebook and Twitter say they have suspended or removed accounts linked to Iran and Russia over "Inauthentic" or "Manipulating" behaviour. Meanwhile Twitter said it suspended 284 accounts with apparent links to Iran. On Tuesday, Facebook said it had discovered multiple accounts that displayed "Inauthentic behaviour" linked to campaigns that originated in Iran and Russia following investigations that spanned "Many months". Facebook then reportedly linked the accounts - including 76 Instagram pages - to Iranian state media, according to the company statement. Twitter said its analysis of numerous accounts pointed towards "Co-ordinated manipulation".

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