PressTV-Facebook removes accounts meddling in US elections

Facebook says it has identified and deleted pages and accounts on its website attempting to mislead its users and sow discord among voters ahead of the US congressional elections in November amid accusations of Russian meddling in the US voting process.

Facebook, the world’s largest social media company with more than 2 billion monthly active users, said on Tuesday it had removed 32 fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram to combat alleged foreign meddling in US elections.

Facebook officials on a call with reporters said one known account from Russia’s Internet Research Agency was a co-administrator of one of the fake pages for seven minutes, but the company did not believe that was enough evidence to attribute the campaign to the Russian government.

“It’s clear whoever set up these accounts went to much greater lengths to obscure their identities than the Internet Research Agency did in the run up to the 2016 presidential election,”…

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