September 1, 2020

Facebook nabs Russia-linked campaign to fuel US chaos

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Tuesday said that it has caught a budding Russia-linked campaign to fuel political chaos in the US, working off a tip from the FBI in its latest take-down of coordinated inauthentic behavior at the leading social network.The small network of 13 Facebook accounts and two pages posing as journalists and targeting left-wing progressives was removed for violating a policy against “foreign interference” at the platform.The investigation that uncovered the covert operation, which was linked to the Internet Research Agency in Russian (IRA), started with a tip from th…

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