Facebook has once again removed a number of Pages and accounts from its platform for breaking its rules, but this time there was a difference.
It was the first time a China-based influence network targeting the U.S. was uncovered.
According to an from Facebook on Tuesday, the social media company took down a network based out of China (and another in the Philippines). The networks were removed for breaking Facebook’s policies on . They used fake accounts in order to boost engagement and manage the network, which is against Facebook’s rules.
In all, 155 Facebook accounts, 11 Facebook Pages, 9 Facebook Groups, and 6 Instagram accounts from China were removed. Around 133,000 users followed one or more of the Pages in the network and about 61,000 users joined one or more of the Groups. …
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