Oct 26, 2018

Facebook finds more fake accounts from Iran

Facebook has uncovered and removed a number of pages, accounts and groups linked to Iran that coordinated "Inauthentic behaviour", targeting people in the US and UK. The affected posts focused on topics such as race relations, opposition to President Donald Trump and immigration, it said. Facebook said more than a million people followed at least one of the pages. About 25,000 members had joined at least one of the groups and more than 28,000 accounts followed at least one of the Instagram accounts. The fake accounts had also created seven "Events" that people had indicated they would attend. The BBC asked how many people had seen the posts and pictures shared on the fake accounts, or clicked "Attending" on the fake events.

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