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Facebook pulls down hundreds of fake accounts tied to marketing firms in India and Egypt – Source CNET Tech


Facebook is cracking down on a fake accounts.

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Facebook in February removed hundreds of accounts and pages tied to deceptive campaigns that appear to be from Egyptian and Indian marketing firms, the company said Monday. The takedowns are part of the social media giant’s efforts to crack down on what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which involves creating dozens or hundreds of fake accounts and using them to promote ideologies and drive users to deceptive content on other websites.

The use of fake accounts to spread misinformation has been a big concern ahead of the 2020 US elections after Russian trolls used Facebook to sow political divisions among Americans in the 2016 presidential…

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