Facebook removes hundreds of pages and accounts that spread fake news

Tech 11-10-2018 Mashable 27

Facebook just took a rare step in its fight against fake news.

The company removed hundreds of pages and accounts that intentionally spammed users with fake news and misleading information in a "coordinated" effort, Facebook reported.

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In a statement Thursday, Facebook said the removed accounts had "consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior."

The purge of 559 pages and 251accounts is the largest such removal of accounts and pages operated within the United States, according to The New York Times. Facebook has previously removed accounts involved in similar influence campaigns, but they were operated from outside of the U.S. Read more...

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